Over 30 years ago, I qualified as a Dietician in Belgium and worked there for several years in a university hospital while having a private practice.
Fast forward to 2015, I retrained at The College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) as a Naturopathic Nutritionist to enhance my knowledge and understanding about the interaction of the different bodily systems and the impact of all foods with its nutrients on these systems.
I am now fully insured and qualified as a Naturopathic Nutritionist and a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) as well as The Association of Naturopathic Nutritionists (ANP).
I love working with patients and help them reach Optimal health through a personalised Nutrition and Lifestyle Plan. The Power of Food (with all its nutrients) and its effect on the body has always fascinated me.
I’m so pleased I decided to retrain as a Naturpathic Nutritionist! I love its holistic approach and it confirmed the incredible interaction of food on the different bodily systems. Passing on this knowledge to many people through the workshops, cooking demos and the private one-to-ones is what I really enjoy!
Sofie’s Fresh Food actually started in my childhood. My mother cooked (without fail) Fresh Food every day!
As children, my sister, brother and I never missed school and always had a lot of energy (apart from a few childhood diseases).
That makes you think as an adult! ‘It must have been in the nutrition of my mother’s Fresh Food!’ There was no science behind it for her but it worked for all of us... Simple, delicious, healthy food full of nutrients!
The Nutrition course at CNM gave me confirmation again to understand the power of Fresh Food! Fresh Food is delicious, brings people together and gives us the right balance of nutrients that synergistically work well with our body and mind.
My recipes are mainly vegetarian but I have some fish and meat dishes as well.
‘Eat in Moderation, Feast on Veg!’
Fresh Food, Full of nutrients, Fun and easy to make!
What am I organising?
- 1:1 consultations
- Cooking demonstrations and Nutrition (organised by me or a private function)
- Workshops and Retreats combined with Yoga or Nordic Walking
- Free Recipes
- A Fresh Start
The cooking demos are like a Live Cookbook. Delicious and Nutritious recipes prepared in front of you, tasted by you and then (hopefully) prepared by you! I will be explaining the benefit of each dish whilst preparing them. This is a fun event from which you will pick up many great tips about nutrition and cooking.
I started working together with Sally from BerkhamstedYoga. We organise workshops and retreats together. Yoga and Nutrition go hand in hand! They are very popular and sell out very fast – check out for new dates coming up regularly by joining Sofie’s Fresh Food Updates or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
I also organise Nordic Walking and Fresh Food events with Hil Warrell. Hil is a very experienced Nordic Walking coach who knows the Chiltern Hills inside out. She will take you on public footpaths you have never been before while talking about local history and making sure you have the correct walking style. After the walk, you will be invited to my kitchen for a short Fresh Food talk and a lovely, light 3-course lunch.
In October 2018, I qualified as a Naturopathic Nutritionist from The College of Naturopathic Medicine. I started 1:1 consultations from January 2019 to help anyone with health problems like acne, eczema, psoriasis, migraine, thyroid, overweight, anxiety, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diabetes Type2, PCOS etc. The recommended lifestyle and diet will be personalised with added recipes.