Hello, and thank you for visiting the Enjoy Nutrition website.
My name is Jessica Barfield and I am a professional Nutritional Therapist registered with BANT - the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine, and the CNHC - the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, a government-approved body.
My practice is based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and I am keen to help my clients achieve health and happiness through a collaborative, personalised approach to nutrition and lifestyle.
For several years when I was a teenager I had a Saturday job in a whole food shop, which lit the flame of interest in the power of food to be delicious, healthy and restorative. My interest in nutrition was rekindled when my daughter was diagnosed with bone cancer. Whilst still looking after my daughter as she recovered from treatment, I retrained as a Nutritional Therapist on the Master's Degree Course, accredited by the University of Middlesex at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York.
Nutritional Therapy uses food and lifestyle choices to optimise health and well-being. It is not an 'alternative' therapy but is a recognised complementary medicine with a scientific evidence-base, and works alongside conventional medicine.
I call my practice 'Enjoy Nutrition' because I believe food and eating should be a pleasure whatever a person's health or dietary needs may be. I work together with clients to find a new way of eating and living that suits their needs and preferences, and that is sustainable within the demands of their daily life. My goal is to help people towards healthier, happier choices so that they can enjoy their food and enjoy life.
I absolutely love my work.