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Do you have a shop front? Where are you based?

I am a freelance Dietitian working from Hyntle Barn Clinic, Hintlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk

How did your business come about? Did it start as a hobby or did you know that you wanted it to be a business from the very beginning?

I have been a registered Dietitian since 2002, I have worked for the NHS for the past 15 years, of which 10 years have specialised in paediatrics. Currently work within the NHS as specialist paediatric dietitian and freelance at Hyntle Barn treating both adult and paediatric patients. I have always had a passion to work with people and provide education and support regarding appropriate nutrition to promote good health and treat disease. I am also a sports dietitian and have worked from a local to international level with GB and Paralympic sport.

Tell me a bit about your business, what makes it special?

I am very fortunate to work with families as a whole based on my experience treating both adults and children. I can therefore offer support from prenatal through to managing diets in parents and grandparents! I feel my client focussed way of working enables me to support people meet their own health goals be it weaning a baby onto a cows milk protein free diet due to an intolerance or supporting a mum with post baby weight loss. Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law, and are governed by an ethical code to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.

How long have you been in business?

15 years

What is your favourite part of being your own boss?

I like being able to work with patients on a timescale that suits them and not dictated by a waiting list. I also love the flexibility to set up and provide group sessions on a patient need basis

Do you offer products or services? Please give information about these products / services.

Individual nutritional assessments tailored to clients desired nutrition or health goal group sessions eg weaning / weight management groups to provide education in a fun and informal way, with peer support

What is your favourite product or service you offer?

My passion is providing a service that supports and promotes good health lifelong.

If I want to hire you for your services, how can I do this/find you?

I can be contacted via my email annaegroom@gmail.com or via Hyntle Barn Clinic, Hill Farm, Silver Hill, Hintlesham, Ipswich IP8 3NJ Phone: 01473 652509 or my mobile is 07738663197 I can also be found on the freelance dietitians website simply by entering my name into the search engine from https://freelancedietitians.org/

Time to get a bit personal…

What kind of family commitments do you need to juggle along with your business? How do you find balance?

I have a fantastically supportive and amazing husband which enables me to be flexible with my working hours and meet its demands combining both my NHS and freelance hours. I have 2 wonderful children whom make my world turn, without whom I would be lost! I find it difficult sometimes to find a balance between work and homelife due to work commitments and evening working however I feel this enables me to empathise with the clients with whom I work, and am very fortunate to have supportive parents living locally who can also help.

What is your favourite tv show, food, or song?

Maybe predictably I love Holby city! favourite foods include melon and strawberries

What can you be found doing on a weekend? or when you have time off?

Keen on fitness, setting challenges to raise money for our hospital charity – marathons, triathlons and the upcoming para10 challenge on may 21st!! if not doing that being taxi to my children and their sporting comitments be it hockey, horse riding or rugby!

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About Vicky Barbour-Andrews

The Baby Experts - All round crazy lady, owner of two businesses, two little people and a husband. I am one of those people who just doesn't stop. On both of my maternity leaves I have chosen to start up a new businesses with my new 'spare time'. Some may call me crazy, some may call me stupid but to me I am just me, take me as I am as I do anything for a hassle free life as I believe it is for the living and enjoying - grab it by the balls people as we don't know how long we have here!


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