The EYN Partnership is committed to improving nutrition standards for children in the early years. Nutrition during this critical period impacts children’s healthy growth, development and long-term outcomes. Learn more about the importance of nutrition in the first years of a child’s life.
The future outcomes and lifetime health of young children can be influenced by good nutrition early in their lives. Early years settings play a key role in supporting the nutritional needs of young children and the EYN Partnership is here to support you.
Nutrition in a child’s early years impacts their growth, development and long-term outcomes. The EYN Partnership want to give you confidence that you’re providing your child with the nutrition they need – whether at home or when they’re in a childcare setting.
BSc (Hons) Biology; MSc Public Health Nutrition; PhD Developmental Programming of Health and Disease
Xanthi has over 10 years experience in nutrition research, public health nutrition and the private sector. She is very passionate about making nutrition science accessible to everyone and using it to improve people’s life.
Having completed her MSc in Public Health Nutrition she decided she wanted to work in the field of early nutrition. Soon after she worked for the Department of Health where she offered scientific advice to various nutrition policies including 5aday, Change4Life and Start4Life. She has also supported the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and specifically the Maternal and Child Nutrition subgroup at the completion of the early nutrition report.
Later on, Xanthi did her PhD in Developmental Origins of Health and Disease at King’s College London. She also worked closely with Tate and Lyle as her project was part of their health initiative. Her project examined the effect of maternal obesity on offsprings’ metabolism but her research area panned from maternal and child obesity and diabetes, to prebiotics and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
In the last years, she has been running her own nutrition consultancy business specializing in maternal and early nutrition. She also voluntarily supports women who may encounter issues with breastfeeding. It is her vision to offer families evidence based nutrition advice in order to simplify and improve their everyday life.