Our Story

We care about Nutrition as a profession. We want to make sure the right Nutrition professional, with the right training, is in the right place to help make positive, evidence-based change happen. We aim to connect the right talent to the right organisation, while also offering dedicated, relevant career support to inspire those with nutrition expertise to be the best they can be.

Nutrition Talent was founded by Registered Nutritionists Anna Wheeler and Dr Danielle McCarthy. Since studying Nutrition/Food Science together at the University of Surrey, we have taken diverse career paths, showcasing the variety of opportunities available in the profession. We have amassed over 30 years of experience between us across Food & Drink, Pharmaceutical, Retail and Tech Industries.

We understand organisational challenges and opportunities in the health space. We want to use our experience to help organisations achieve their nutrition and health goals by providing them with the expertise they need, when they need it.

We have amassed a unique network and have brought together the Nutrition Talent community. We want to connect people and make good things happen. Read more about why we set up Nutrition Talent.

The Team

Anna Wheeler

Anna started her career at a trade association and has since held various positions within multinational companies Unilever and Coca-Cola Great Britain – in local and global roles, catering, technical, communications and stakeholder engagement. She has worked on products including spreads and drinks and most things in between. Anna started her consultancy business, Anna Wheeler Nutrition Limited, in 2017. She chaired the Nutritionists in Industry (NII) group for over four years, was Secretary before that and still sits on the committee, believing it to be important to give back to the nutrition profession. Anna has led health professional communications and stakeholder engagement programmes, worked on major TV campaigns and helped bring household name products to market.

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Dr Danielle McCarthy

Danielle obtained a PhD in the area of Diet, Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes. Her experience spans academic research, pharma, food manufacturer and digital tech. She has also worked in Food Retail as Head of Nutrition at Sainsbury’s. Her cross-industry career has included leading Human Intervention Research Programmes, delivering successful funding applications and bringing together unique consortia, developing Product and Health Claim pipelines and Designing & Implementing large scale Health Strategies for Business across all food categories. Danielle is also a part time Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Our cross-industry experience includes development of product and health claims, supporting new product launches, leadership of human intervention trials, health professional and stakeholder engagement, community outreach programmes, career coaching, communications and PR across a variety of media including TV, radio, press and social media, employee wellbeing & performance programmes and designing & implementing large scale health strategies for business.

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