My name is Chermaine though I’m better known as Chammy. I live in Sheffield with my husband, Aaron, who is studying Physics and our son, Eban.
I’m currently studying a BSc Honours degree in Nutrition and Public Health at Sheffield Hallam University, I’m in my final year. I’m the president of the Food and Nutrition Society. I’m also involved in university events such as open days and marketing opportunities (I was featured in the 2019/20 City Guide) as a Course Ambassador and Mature Student representative.
Outside of university I work from home and have been doing so since 2014; I run a lifestyle blog (ChammyIRL) as well as managing a couple of other sites, a bit of freelance writing and any other work that falls into my inbox.
When it comes to nutrition passionate about helping people find the right help for them. For many, a simple lifestyle or behaviour change such as introducing exercise into their day or reducing their added sugar intake can have a huge difference, whereas for those in most need, bigger changes are required.
As someone who spent most of their adulthood overweight to the point of being classed as morbidly obese (with a BMI over 40), I completely understand how hard it is to make the changes needed both for physical health and mental health. I’ve been there so have the drive to help you get to where you want to be – there is no “quick fix” or “one size fits all” I’m afraid, just hard work and dedication.
I have a keen interest in the treatment of metabolic issues such as diabetes, insulin resistance and obesity. I also have a keen interest in nutrition for those with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) due to having this myself.
Qualifications and Continued Professional Development
Here are a list of my professional qualifications and any substantial CPD elements. Due to the nature of my qualifications, I’m constantly undertaking new opportunities to expand my development and knowledge in regards to health and nutrition.
- CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education – Gained 2005
- BSc Honours in Nutrition and Public Health – Due to graduate 2021
Continued Professional Development
- Enhanced DBS Check – November 2019
- Safeguarding – November 2019
If you have any questions then please feel free to contact me via social media (links at the top of the page) or via email at email@example.com