because prevention is better than cure.

because prevention is better than cure.

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Our wider team bring experience backed by science in order to educate about nutrition & lifestyle to support brain health. We have a committed core team who each bring valuable experience from other professions, mostly working part-time for the charity alongside other related roles and studies. We are supported by some key contractors and by volunteers in order to deliver our mission.

Everyone works remotely so please note we no longer have a dedicated physical office address. If you would like to contact us then please do so so by email, social media or phone if possible.

Patrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP

Patrick is a founder and CEO of the charity, is the voluntary director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Project. He is a retired visiting professor, specialising in nutrition and mental health, author of 46 books and is in the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame. In 1984 he founded the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. He is also the voluntary Secretary of the Scientific Advisory Board.

Kezia Hall – BA Hons, PGDip, mBANT, regCNHC

Kezia is the Marketing & Communications Manager. Prior to training as a registered Nutritional Therapist & Coach and running her own business, Kezia was a working fine artist and worked closely with the unhoused and those with mental health issues. She came to this work after dealing with her own health issues and caring closely for those who struggled and now alongside her business helps she is trying to get as many people to do the CFT test and feel empowered to transform their own brain health. She is also a mother of twins and a toddler, loves dark chocolate, coffee, and swimming in cold Scottish lochs!

Kim Close BSc, PGCHFE, Dip. Nut. Therapy

Kim is Head of COGNITION Support – helping and supporting people through their journey to better cognition starting with the Cognitive Function Test. She is focused on improving the effectiveness of the COGNITION brain upgrade programme in reducing people’s Dementia Risk Index. Kim is a Nutritional Therapist, Life and Nutrition Coach and is a Lecturer in Culinary Nutrition, with a BSc in Psychology and a Level 4 Certificate for Technology in Learning Delivery.

Kim is passionate about sharing that food can and should be both delicious and nutritious!

Kate Newton BA, DipCNM, mBANT

Kate is Digital Marketing Lead, focused on website and conversion optimisation, in charge of digital advertising. She is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and co-director of White Light Digital Marketing.

Steff Colquhoun

Steff is our Operations & IT manager primarily concerned with institutional digital transformation – influencing organisational use of innovation and technology to improve outcomes. Specialist within web dev and digital marketing. He is co-director of White Light Digital Marketing, helping ethical organisations make a difference.

Dorota Cloke

Dorota Cloke is our Catering and Accreditation Auditor, helping catering establishments get in line with Food for the Brain principles. Foods, drinks, supplements, recipes, menus can all be accredited for Food for the Brain’s stamp of approval. Dorota holds an RSPH L4 Award in Nutrition, is a member of the Royal Society for Public Health and regularly completes Institute for Optimum Nutrition courses for CPD.

“I revolutionise the way people think about food and health. I help individuals and organisations to thrive and reach their full potential through nutrition, lifestyle and wellbeing.

Catherine Verner

Catherine Verner, MSc in Dementia Studies, is our Assistant Research Manager. Cath brings a wealth of experience in the dementia support community, research, and writing.  Her personal journey, having cared for her mother with Alzheimer’s disease, fuels her profound commitment to dementia prevention. Her current focus centres around researching and raising awareness of the critical role of nutrition in supporting and enhancing brain health across a diverse range of conditions.

Joyce Wilcox

Joyce Wilcox, BANT- and CNHC-registered Nutritional Therapist, is our Test Manager.  Joyce’s career as an analytical scientist brings knowledge in chemical analysis and the use of test kits.  Joyce has cared for her mother since early 2020 who has mixed vascular dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease and has a good appreciation of the challenges faced by carers and their loved ones.  Joyce has a passion for the empowerment of individuals to optimise their health, aided by simple convenient testing, to get an insight into their nutritional status and to be able to track progress as they make changes.

Chantal Cooke

Chantal Cooke is an award-winning journalist/broadcaster, co-founder of the UK’s first ethical radio station PASSION for the PLANET, and founder of boutique PR agency Panpathic Communications Ltd.  

Chantal has worked as journalist / presenter for the BBC, commercial radio, national newspapers and magazines for over 25 years. Focusing on health and environmental issues, she has helped to spread the word about natural approaches to health and the benefits of following a balanced, plant-based diet.

In 2002 she co-founded PASSION for the PLANET, which broadcast on DAB and via the Internet, broke the mould for specialist-interest radio stations, picked up a number of awards and attracted an audience of over 100k. As founder of Panpathic Communications Chantal and her team help smaller organisations punch above their weight with PR, generating scores of pieces of quality coverage for their clients every month. She is also author of “PR Demystified – how to get free publicity by giving journalists what they really need”. 

Chantal believes wholeheartedly in the mission of Food for the Brain and knows how important it is to get this message across and help others look after their health.