Nutritionist Jenny Edelstein founded Brain Food – London Children’s Nutrition in 2012, to support the happy and healthy development of all children. Jenny has particular expertise in working with children who have autistic spectrum disorders.
Jenny is a fully-insured, DBS checked, GRCCT-registered nutritional therapist and a full member of the FNTP. Jenny is also a certified GAPS practitioner.
Jenny studied human nutrition, health and child development at the Open University, earning a BSc (Open) as well as a Certificate in Health Studies and a Certificate in Public Health. She also holds a Diploma in Nutrition for Children and Adolescents (SAC) and has completed a short course on Allergic Gastrointestinal Disease at Imperial College, London.
Jenny’s speaking engagements include a presentation on “Diet and Development” at the Montessori Education for Autism (MEfA) 4rd Annual Conference, October 2014, a presentation on “Diet and Behaviour” at the MEfa 3rd Annual Conference in October 2013 and a presentation on “Special Diets for Children with Special Needs” at the MEfA 2nd Annual Conference, October 2012. She is a trainer for Beam Academy, and also visits schools regularly in order to give presentations to parents and staff members.
Jenny also appears in the media. She was interviewed on healthy breakfasts by BBC radio and comments regularly in the Huffington Post, such as on the high sugar content of fruit drinks marketed to children and new research on how diluted apple juice can prevent dehydration in children with gastroenteritis. The Telegraph has also featured Jenny’s recipes for healthy breakfasts.
Jenny speaks fluent French, and consults in both English and French.