what I am currently up to ¬
My goal is to help people to be their best – the happiest, healthiest version of themselves.
I love being able to motivate and inspire people to eat well and take better care of themselves through the work that I do and by living my life as an example.
Owner/Director of Mission Nutrition – I lead a team of dietitians and nutritionists in my private nutrition practice, offering one on one nutrition consultations, workplace wellness programs, workshops, supermarket tours.
Healthy Food Guide Nutritionist – My role involves being a content creator and ideas machine for the magazine, writing articles and stories and I also write a monthly ‘Ask Claire’ column. I represent Healthy Food Guide throughout the media and I am also the face of the Healthy Food Ideas TV commercials.
Author – I am the author of two best selling books, Lose Weight For Life (2013) and Feel Good For Life (2015) both published by Penguin Random House.
Speaker – I travel all over New Zealand and internationally sharing my inspiration and ideas on happier, healthier living at events, conferences and expos.
Healthy Happy Cooking – One of my biggest passions in life is teaching people how to cook healthy food without it being difficult or super expensive. I grow a lot of my own veggies, have chickens in my backyard and make a lot of my food from scratch – it is fabulous to be able to share my ideas with others through my cooking classes and one day will do the same on a TV show!
my work in the media ¬
TV – You will see my smiley face regularly on TVNZ Breakfast. I have filmed two primetime TV shows, ‘Do or Die’ and ‘Saving Gen-Y’, as well as being involved with several episodes of What’s in Our Food and appearing each week on TV3 Target. I now also provide comment for current affairs shows on both TVNZ and TV3. See my latest appearences >>>
Radio – Every Monday you will find me on Newstalk ZB at 3.30pm with Kerre McIvor and Mark Day on my health and fitness show which I have done for the last 9 years. I also regularly do interviews for Radio NZ, Radio Live and Rhema. Listen to my interviews >>>
Newspapers & Magazines – I frequently do interviews for national, regional and local newspapers, including NZ Herald, Sunday Star Times, Stuff.co.nz. You will also find me in Healthy Food Guide Magazine every month and I have been featured in Women’s Day and Green Ideas Magazines. Read more >>>
charity work and organisations
i support ¬
Steps for Life – This fabulous programme run by Monty Betham and his amazing sister Chante is just fantastic! I wrote the nutrition part of this program and have the great pleasure of continuing to support and work with this amazing organisation.
Walking with the stars – I put together the nutrition plans and run workshops for these amazing charity events to raise money for the Cancer Society.
Let’s Cook with Palmco – Masterchef’s Brett McGregor and I teamed up as part of my role at Healthy Food Guide to create some great healthy ideas for kids!
my background ¬
I was born and raised in the UK where I became a qualified dietitian and fitness trainer. I moved to New Zealand in 2005 to pursue my dream of helping people to help themselves when it comes to their health and well-being.
After initially working in a health education role for Diabetes New Zealand I was encouraged to set out and pursue private practice for myself, so I set up a business from my living room – and look how it turned out?! I am thrilled and feel very privileged to be doing a job I absolutely love and making a difference in the world.
Outside of work I am a busy mum and am very lucky to have a beautiful (and busy) toddler called Zac. I love walking, yoga and heading to the gym. In summer I love to bike and go camping and in the winter, I love to hit the mountains on my skis – Queenstown is my favourite place ever! At the weekends I love heading to farmers’ markets and most importantly, spend as much time as I can with my beautiful and amazing friends and family – they rock my world.
I love my life and I am here to help you love yours.