Meet the Dietitian
Ellen Roche Dietitian & Founder of Nutri Vive
Ellen initially studied at UCC Cork, graduating with a BSc. (Hons) Nutritional Sciences in 2003. Following research and development work in the Australian food industry, she decided to further her studies to become a Dietitian and completed a two year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Ellen then returned home from the UK to take up the role of Clinical Nutritionist at Portlaoise Hospital. For more than five years, Ellen enjoyed working in the rewarding area of Intensive Care and facilitating patient recovery after major surgical operations. Dietetic experience was also gained in the areas of Paediatrics (children), Cardiology, Diabetes and General Medicine.
At Nutri Vive Nutrition Clinic
We provide a professional nutrition advice service to assist clients of all ages who present with a vide variety of nutrition concerns. Ellen has a special interest in helping clients to achieve weight loss, boost sports performance and to alleviate digestive disorders. Our core aim is to always works with the client in a non-judgemental manner to achieve personal goals.
Over the years, Ellen has had the pleasure of working in conjunction with several prominent inter-county and club GAA teams. She is currently Team Dietitian for the Wexford Senior Hurlers & the Waterford Senior Ladies Football Teams.
In 2011, Ellen was one of a very limited number of Irish Dietitians to attend Kings College London for advanced training with the new Low FODMAP diet (a highly effective nutritional treatment for bowel and digestive problems).
Ellen is currently an active member on the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (INDI) and Self Employed Dietitians Ireland (SEDI). Ellen was previously the resident nutrition expert for The Today Show on RTE 1 Television for a series also. Outside of work hours, she enjoys walking her dogs and horseriding in the great outdoors.