Jenna Hope, @jennahopenutrition has a Masters in Nutrition plus a first class Honours degree in nutrition and exercise from Nottingham and Surrey Universities.
She consults widely on nutrition and corporate wellness and has created the blog Jenna Hope Nutrition.
Describe your upbringing, how important was healthy eating?
Healthy eating was really important in our house. I grew up in Northwood just outside London and my mum always cooked from scratch. I loved food and always ate whatever I was given.
Why did you launch Jenna Hope Nutrition and why?
I grew up as a sugar monster in an attempt to rebel against my mum’s healthy influence.
At 13, my best friend challenged me to cut out refined sugar for a year. I noticed a difference in my energy levels and skin straight away but eventually at 13 I decided I preferred cake.
At 16 I decided to look into how nutrition affects the way we think, feel and look (although weight was never a motivator for me). From there, I started to explore how food made me feel and noticed incredible changes. As a result, I went to study an undergraduate and a masters degree in nutrition before launching Jenna Hope Nutrition in 2016.
How would you describe your blog and feed?
My website and my feed is geared towards showing people that healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring.
There’s a common misconception that eating well is time-consuming and dull.
As a massive foodie I really enjoy creating recipes and I’m not particularly patient, so none of them take too long! I’m a big fan of quick curries, speedy salads, vegetables frittatas and energy balls.
What are you learning from your Instagram and blogging journey?
I’m learning how information becomes misconstrued. With the rise of interest in nutrition comes a lot of misleading and inaccurate information. Consequently,
I try to set the record straight. I share the opinion that there is a time and a place for everything and it’s about identifying when to eat chocolate cake rather than removing it completely.
What is the mission of Jenna Hope Nutrition?
To inspire people to enjoy healthy food. I strongly believe that eating well should always be enjoyable and delicious and never a chore.
Why did you decide to collaborate with Glowcation?
I love finding new healthy spots in and around London and as a result I thought it would be great to share my finds with other people.
Glowcation has also given me an insight into a few places I didn’t know existed.
What are you excited about?
I’m really excited about where the health and well-being industry is going. There appears to be more and more foodie spots opening and more exciting workout studios popping up all over the city and so I can’t wait to try them all!
What are the top 5 things in life that make you glow?
Food, my Tibetan terriers, Betty and Collin, exercise, work, and my family and friends.
I’m really lucky to be surrounded by people who share similar interests in food so we’re often trying out new restaurants and bars.
Yes, I’m partial to a nice glass of wine too.
Often people assume because I’m a nutritionist I don’t drink however, it’s something I enjoy every now and again and I think it’s all about finding that balance in life.