Harpenden’s award winning Registered Nutritional Therapist, health coach and author, Katharine Tate is delighted to announce she has successfully completed post-graduate training to support clients with cancer. Katharine has been working with clients typically post cancer treatment for a number of years but following new guidelines she has recently completed additional training to work within this field. She is currently the only recognised British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) practitioner in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and alongside only one other in Buckinghamshire with this level of recognition.
Wenta had the pleasure of speaking with their client, Katharine Tate. Her inspiring journey is a fantastic testament of the support and training on offer. She says:
"I came to Wenta in the early days of starting my business and received some mentoring support and advice around grants etc. It was all invaluable guidance, which helped to keep me focused.
"Myself and 3 consultants are passionate about educating people on the power of food as medicine to transform health and well being.
"I am excited by the progress I have made. I launched my business 10 years ago and each year I have developed another area. Last year I focused on working with cancer clients and achieved additional accreditation to enable me to focus on this area. This year I have begun to collaborate with a local personal trainer and I am excited about plans we have to work together.
"I will continue to dip into the support and training Wenta offers and when I start a new challenge I will reach out."
Katharine set up her business, The Food Teacher™ in 2014 and has been coaching clients face-to-face in Hertfordshire or remotely via Zoom since that time. As a Nutritional Therapist she applies nutrition and lifestyle medicine sciences to promote health, peak performance and individual care. Through a package of 2 consultations and using client questionnaires and any test results provided she assesses and identifies potential nutritional imbalances and understands how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. Therefore, Katharine considers each individual to be unique and recommends personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. All clients leave the clinic with a clear health plan and often recommended supplements and following 4-6 weeks of implementation they return to share progress and their plan is typically redeveloped for maintenance.
At The Food Teacher™ clinic Katharine specialises in supporting clients with cancer (experience of working with breast, bowel and prostate), hormone health, women's health, children’s health, immunity and digestive issues. Many clients also access functional tests through the clinic depending on their health and goal(s). These can include tests for food intolerances, bone health (DEXA scans), female hormones, stool tests, stress testing, Omega-3 tests, blood tests or Organic acid testing. These tests can be insightful when developing personalised plans and measuring progress.
Katharine has published several books. These include 2 school focused books ‘No Kitchen Cookery for Primary Schools’ (UK winner in the ‘Best Cookbook for Professionals’ category of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards) and ‘Now We’re Cooking’ (‘Best in the World’ Special Award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards) in collaboration with The Food Teacher™ colleague Marie Reynolds and Tim Baker from ‘Charlton Manor Primary’ which includes a foreword from ‘Jamie Oliver’. She has also published ‘Heat-Free and Healthy’ , which illustrates how adults and/or children can create simple, nutritious food without using heat and a series of ‘Mini-Books’ which illustrate how small, simple changes can have a big impact on your health.
Katharine and her team are also regular speakers at corporate health events, education seminars, community events and food festivals around the UK.