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1 hour Online Nutritionist Sessions: Skype Rate of €80
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Health is our greatest wealth

Lucy Hyland combines her unique knowledge of health and nutrition to offer nutritional advice to individuals and companies through her Food for Living business.

A qualified nutritional therapist and chef based in Cork, Lucy focuses on each client’s needs during her face to face nutritional advice sessions and online nutritionist support. She unravels what is nutritional health for each individual and helps them in building a diet plan to suit their needs.

Looking for a healthy meal plan? Want to build your own healthy nutritional diet or need healthy recipes ideas? Lucy can help.

Are you a food producer or business owner in need of a food consultant? Lucy can create exclusive health messages for your brand and develop health-based recipes and menus for your outlet.

Client Testimonial

“Working with Lucy was not a regimented diet plan, it was about becoming aware of how foods affect our body and being held accountable for what I eat. I would highly recommend Lucy to anyone who wishes to get healthier through better eating.”
Benjamin, Cork

"URRU was looking for a good communicator with a passion for food and a knowledge of nutrition and who could translate nutritional informational into meaningful, appealing messages for our shoppers. We found the perfect match with Lucy"
Ruth Healy, URRU Culinary Store


Nutrition Clinic

“After being diagnosed with Arthritis in my Spine & border line Osteoporosis I decided to pay a visit to Lucy which I am happy to say worked very well. I needed to increase Calcium & protein levels in my diet for the Osteo & help managing pain from the Arthritis.
With Lucy’s help through nutrition & supplements instead of taking conventional pain relief, I now find I am coping so much better & feeling great in myself.” Marie, Cork

“I thought trying to get my Cholesterol level down by diet alone was impossible but working with Lucy was easy and educational. We managed to reduce it from 6.6 to 5.3 over the course of 6 weeks through loads of tasty and healthy meal and snack options. It was an enjoyable experience and one that will help me for the rest of my life” Chris, Cork

” I drastically reduced the amount of antacids I take, as a result of following healthier options in my diet, as recommended by Lucy.” Eddie, Cork

“I am delighted that I sought Lucy’s professional help. I found her one-on-one sessions very focussed and insightful. Lucy really knows her stuff and her approach is very practical. Within weeks I could see the results I wanted and more!” Fiona, Cork

“I first started using Lucy’s services a number of months ago. I had a goal to lose weight, regulate my blood sugars and improve my energy. Being in the health profession myself, and working into the evenings, it is important that I don’t have lows in energy throughout the day. Working with Lucy allowed me to get a better understanding of how certain foods affected my body. She was able to guide me to control and regulate my sugar dips during my working day and to stop all energy drops especially mid afternoon and early evening (my busiest time of day). She is incredibly professional and knowledgeable in her chosen field. Working with Lucy was not a regimented diet plan, it was about becoming aware of how foods affect our body and being held accountable for what I eat. I would highly recommend Lucy to anyone who wishes to get healthier through better eating.” Benjamin, Cork

“I met Lucy last year and needed advice to get my energy back after a prolonged back injury.
She was very helpful and tailor made nutritional needs for my lifestyle. Lucy was very personable and would recommend her services.”
Ruth, Cork

“I met Lucy earlier this year through the Network of Enterprising Women (NEW) and subsequently went to see her at her clinic for nutritional advice. Lucy is clearly an expert in her field but in addition to that is focused on delivering the message of healthy eating to everyone. What really strikes me is her desire to ensure that each individual gets the maximum from their time with her. I was delighted with the outcome of my consultation with Lucy and am happy to recommend her.” Theresa, Cork

Meal Planning

Lucy’s unique blend of chef and nutritional expertise was just what we were looking for when we wanted to design a weight loss meal plan for our clients. Lucy provided us with a tailor made 14 day plan that has helped our clients continue to loose weight as they attended their Women’s Fitness Gym programme. We felt we were in safe hands using an expert to advise us on the ingredients, meal choices and eating patterns that are needed to sustain weight loss and the meal plans have been an excellent addition to the service offered at the Gym. Noel, Women’s Fitness Gym

Feedback from Schools Education Programme

“Many thanks for your very informative talk last night in Summercove School. Your advice was a breath of fresh air and it was great to hear someone that is passionate about real food and understands its affect on our health.” Carol, Cork
The Scoil Nioclais Parents’ Association would like to thank Lucy for the very successful educational talks she did with both the parents and sixth class pupils of Scoil Nioclais. Lucy has a lovely way of clearly communicating the value of good health and nutrition. She demonstrated the importance of cutting out unnecessary sugars from our diets and the benefits for all in keeping blood sugars level throughout the day. Lucy was very well received by parents and pupils alike, who enjoyed her entertaining and educational approach in giving us all life skills in healthy eating. She gave practical advice on how to eat healthier including how to read nutritional labels to help us all make better food choices - in particular with breakfast cereals and lunch box fillers! Her approach is very entertaining yet educational, those who attended commented that they could have listened to Lucy All-day! - thanks again Lucy for a job very well done and we look forward to working with you again in the future. Catherine Squires SNPA Scoil Nioclais -Frankfield, Cork


Feedback from ‘Cooking with your kids’ health in mind’ at the Blue Haven

“Excellent, really good & very informative.”

“Very good, very enjoyable. Interesting & learnt a lot.”

“Good & great enthusiasm. Generous with people, food & time.”

“Very good presenters & great interaction with the floor.”

“Excellent - Very Interactive.”

‘Easy, relaxed style.”

“Good fun & informative.”

“Excellent, team presented very well together.”

Feedback from my talk for Network Cork on ‘Getting fit for Business’

“I was fortunate enough to attend a presentation given by Lucy, at the March Network meeting. I found her to be enthusiastic, with an admirable love for her job. Her presentation skills are second to none - encouraging audience participation made her talk all the more dynamic. Bravo Lucy.” Natasha, Cork

Some feedback from my November events on healthy eating

Here are some of the comments from my November events. People are so receptive to the concept of healthy eating and it appears all they want are the tools - I provide plenty in my cookery courses and talks

“I really enjoyed your vibrant and informative talk last night and I’ll check out your website too.” Claire, Dublin

“Just wanted to say thank you so much for such an informative (but not too tough to follow) and passionate talk last night.It was one of the best food presentations I’ve ever seen, and made the whole idea of eating healthy such a natural choice.” Creona, Dublin

“I really enjoy your lecture, have eaten both quinoa and barely since.” Annabel, Kildare

Some feedback from my healthy eating cooking demos based in the home.

“I think it’s a great thing for families to do together. Since the demo Mum has been over to my house and we have been food shopping together discussing the whole concept of healthy eating etc.” Julia, Cork

“I am very pleased with what I learned and have gained the confidence I didn’t have before the course to cook and try out recipes.” Louise, Cork

“I spent most weekends cooking some of the dishes learned at the demonstration. I also used them for lunch at work during the week. I now get more energy and feel better from my foods.”

“I learned about foods I’ve never heard of before and how to cook them. The dishes presented were good for lunches, dinners, breakfast and snacks to the range was varied and very useful.” Brian, Cork

“I benefited particularly in terms of meal organisation, shopping, also with confidence using herbs and spices. I find I’m eating a lot less cheese, red meat and spuds that before. I’ve learnt new habits and found a new love for cooking family meals….. Best thing I did for ages… I’d say it was ‘life changing’.” Ruth, Cork

Brennan’s group cookery classes

Feedback from Brennan’s ‘Lose Weight for Summer’ cooking classes May 2010

“Thanks.. thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile… I love your website.”

“It was great to taste the dishes.. A great incentive to try them at home.”

“There was variety of food introduced that I would never have previously tried.”

I’ve just received some great feedback from my latest healthy eating cookery course at Brennan’s in June 2010 - have a look at some of the comments below.

“This has made me rethink how I cook and eat - I loved it all.”

“Now I realise I really have to make a better effort and have a more varied tasty diet.”

“I enjoyed the whole demonstration and looked forward very much to the second night.”

“Its great to see how healthy eating can be achieved so easily and with such great variety.”

“It was great to see recipes that I wouldn’t normally use but will now certainly use and play around with and be more confident using.”

Feedback from Seminars/Talks

“We would like to thank you for your excellent presentation. The feedback was very positive and we would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to present to the Munster CPA.” Cormac Fitzgerald, Munster CPA Society

“I first met Lucy at a NEW networking event earlier this year. I was impressed by her warmth and friendliness. I am now an avid follower of her weekly Food for Living articles in the Cork Independent. Her approach is always positive and upbeat and the recipes and healthy eating tips are practical and user friendly.” Fiona, Cork

Writing and Expert Advice

Lucy has been writing her column, Food for Living, for the Cork Independent weekly since the beginning of 2010.

Lucy’s knowledge of her subject is unparalleled, but unlike many ‘expert’ writers she is adept at keeping it simple and available to the reader. She manages to combine her knowledge of nutrition with that staple of local newspapers, the recipe column, with great success, and she has a very loyal following among our readers. In our recent survey she was found to be our second most popular columnist.” Deirdre, Editor, Cork Independent

“Lucy recently put together tips for our brides in the lead up to their big day. They were excellent, to the point and easy for the brides to take on board. Our brides were delighted with the information.” Helen, Celtic Ross Hotel