A quarter of nutrition professionals report losing work during Covid-19, despite government focus on obesity

Despite the recent launch of the government’s Better Health campaign following on from the Obesity Strategy, a poll conducted by Nutrition Talent has found that a quarter of nutrition professionals reported having lost work during the pandemic.

Nutrition Talent conducted a poll with UK nutrition professionals working in a range of different organisations finding that employment status remained the same as before Covid-19 for only 60% of respondents. A quarter were furloughed, had their hours reduced, found it more difficult to find consultancy work, or were made redundant.

Dr Danielle McCarthy, co-founder of Nutrition Talent noted that qualified registered nutritionists play a key role in helping workplaces, councils, food manufacturers and retailers reach their goals: “We can collectively help our society live more healthily, reducing the risk of many diet-related conditions.”

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