We are the Crucial Food team and we live by the mantra "Nutrition for Life" we are passionate about the life-changing power of nutritionally balanced foods and look forward to meeting you and supporting you in your journey towards a happier healthier way of life.

Ruth Wood, clinical nutritionist and founder of Crucial Food, has worked in the industry for nearly 20 years.That's 2 bloody decades! Before becoming a nutritionist I travelled the world for 7 years and I worked in the travel industry for 12. They were amazing times and I loved every minute of it. As well as seeing great places and ‘living the dream’ I learnt about food and cooking.

Before I left to go travelling, I couldn’t really boil an egg, I didn’t know that fish could taste great without being from the chippy and had never tried anything remotely exotic like a passion fruit!

Travel helped to change this.

My interest in food and nutrition grew rapidly and I decided to have a change of direction going on to study at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, qualifying in 2000 as a nutritionist (MBant, DipION). I’ve also been a tutor to trainee nutritionists for 8 years and present talks and seminars.

I have worked in a clinical capacity for the last 12 years providing nutritional advice and guidance to individual clients in a number of areas, including general health issues such as digestive complaints, stress and allergies.

As well as this I had a role as nutritionist in several rehabilitation clinics including the Priory Group. My job involved supporting patients (nutritionally) through various addictions and recovery, as well as an advisory role to autistic schools around the country.

I am also the consultant nutritionist for The Blooming Bunch, an antenatal group in West London.

Over the last couple of years whilst providing personal nutrition consultancy, I was asked by a couple of clients whether I knew a cook who could provide the food I was recommending. I put myself forward and Crucial Food began.

I offer my clients a nutritional consultation (if required) and a range of foods to suit their lifestyle and health requirements. This might be in the form of raw food, juicing and cleansing to help detoxify and cleanse or one-pot freezer meals for families and professionals with little time (or desire!) to cook.

I love nutrition. I love cooking.

I found my ideal job!

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