The Moderators

Sasha Watkins RD

sashaSasha is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for nutrition and helping others get to grips with it. She enjoys sharing her nutrition knowledge in bite-sized chunks, debunking the myths, and getting healthy eating back on the menu. Sasha is a director of The Food Coach Ltd and has a special interest in child nutrition, allergy, weight management, irritable bowel syndrome, FODMAPS and healthy eating.

Sasha graduated from Kings College, London with a First in Nutrition and Dietetics (BSc) and is currently studying towards a Masters in Allergy. Prior to training as a dietitian, Sasha studied psychology at University of Cambridge and worked for 6 years in the food industry. This varied skillset has made her a better dietitian with a unique insight into behaviours of the individual and the workings of the food industry.

Sasha is a media spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and has made contributions to a number of UK newspapers and has been interviewed on Daybreak and Sky. She is on the BDA Communications and Marketing Board and is the Press Officer for the Food Allergy and Intolerance Specialist Group of the BDA. She was recently awarded the BDA Roll of Honour (2011).

Azmina Govindji RD

azmina3Azmina is an award-winning registered dietitian, nutritionist and best-selling author. She is a media spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association and Change4life Campaign. Her television appearances include Sky and ITV breakfast news, This Morning nutritionist (2006-7), BBC’s The One Show, Watchdog & The Wright Stuff.

She has written over a dozen books including The Diabetes Weight Loss Diet with celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson, and the best-selling Gi Plan. She was previously Chief Dietitian to Diabetes UK and now works as a consultant to the food industry and health organisations. She offers authoritative opinion on a range of diet-related topics and her lively personality and down-to-earth approach help her to communicate scientific dietary principles using everyday practical language. Azmina is a mum of two who believes that healthy food can be tasty & is on a mission to help spread this philosophy.

Emma Carder RD

emmaEmma graduated from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh in 1995 as a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist and has since gained dietetic experience within both the NHS and private freelance sectors. Throughout her 15 year NHS career Emma specialised in a number of key clinical areas including nephrology, gastroenterology, upper GI Cancer surgery, bariatrics, critical care, neurology and elderly care.

In 2010 Emma left the NHS to establish her own high quality client focused Nutrition & Dietetic Consultancy – Emma Carder Nutrition. She now works throughout the UK as a freelance dietitian and has a keen interest in weight management, IBS, FODMAPS and gut microbiota. Emma plays an active role in promoting evidence based nutrition via a variety of social media channels and has spoken on Sky News and local radio. Emma is also a mum to two energetic teenage boys.