About Island Nutrition

Hannah Jones

MNutr (Master of Nutrition - Dietetics)

Managing Director and Chief Registered Dietitian at Island Nutrition

 

I am a UK qualified Registered Dietitian and Spouse of Bermudian. I obtained a Master of Nutrition (Dietetics) from the University of Nottingham in 2004. I am registered with the Health Professions Councils in Bermuda, the UK and Ireland. I have lived in Bermuda for many years and am married to a fantastic Bermudian and we have three fabulous children. I enjoy any activity that involves being outdoors including sailing, walking, running (slowly!) and gardening.

I founded Island Nutrition in September 2015, after seeing a need for more community-based Dietetic care locally. I have worked with a broad spectrum of patients during my career, both adult and paediatric (children), including weight management, morbid obesity (including pre- and post-bariatric clients), high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease (with and without dialysis), bowel disorders, reflux, coeliac disease, Cystic fibrosis, failure to thrive, allergies/intolerances, oncology, modified textures for swallowing difficulties, nutrition support, home enteral feeding and home TPN. I liaise with other health care professionals both on island and overseas.

I love my work as a Registered Dietitian and am passionate about providing high quality nutritional care to clients, their families and health professionals to prevent and treat illnesses through diet and in a setting that is most appropriate to their needs.

As a Registered Dietitian I liaise with other agencies and health professionals (both acute and community based) to achieve optimal patient care e.g. GPs, other physicians, community nursing, financial assistance, schools, care homes and acute dietitians. I provide education and training sessions to a variety of people including staff at nursing and care homes, GPs and other health professionals.

I have experience in the development and implementation of large scale, city wide (population 466,000) care pathways and prescribing guidelines around malnutrition and a malnutrition screening tool.

In addition, I have a unique understanding about the nursing and care home setting, having grown up around them. I also worked part time as a care assistant (aide) from 1999-2004. In my youth I worked part time in the catering and housekeeping areas of nursing and care homes.

I have also worked and volunteered at two of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang camps in both the US and Ireland. These camps are for children with life-threatening blood diseases and their families. Occasionally I assisted with meal planning/preparation for children with specialist therapeutic diets, for example seizures. 

I am committed to providing high quality Dietetics for the population here in Bermuda.

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Hanah Cannon

BSc (Hons) Dietetics

Registered Dietitian at Island Nutrition

Specialist areas - Gastrointestinal and digestive issues, Liver and Pancreatic disease, Colostomy and Ileostomy management, Pre and post- Surgical support, Oncology, Nutrition support (including unintentional weight loss and wound healing), Tube feeds, Diabetes, General Dietetics and Home visits (including nursing homes)

Delivers clinically proven X-PERT Prevention and Management of Diabetes group sessions

I am a UK born and educated Registered Dietitian, qualifying with a BSc in Dietetics from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2014. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council in both the UK  and Bermuda. 

As a lover of good food (especially good baking) a nutrition-based career was a natural choice. With a second love of travel and exploring, taking this career to Bermuda was not an opportunity to miss! When not in the office, you will likely catch me down at the beach with a book or trying to find a flatter running route.

 

I have a wide range of experiences to share with you.  In the UK I have worked in many specialist areas providing tailored nutrition advice to best suit you, as an individual. I have worked with clients to change their diet and lifestyles to improve management of diabetes, coeliac disease, kidney disease, irritable bowel syndrome and cardiac conditions.

I have worked in specialist centers in Leeds and Liverpool, helping to build people up nutritionally for surgery for bowel, liver, stomach or head & neck cancers as well as liver transplants. I have also cared for patients after operations, providing nutritional programs on critical care wards in hospital or dietary education about management of new stomas, wound healing and advice aiming to prevent recurrence of disease.

With so much nutritional advice available in newspapers, television or social media, its hard to know what to believe. As a registered dietitian, the advice you get from me will be clear and based on evidence, meaning it is safe and effective.

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Keelin Hankin

BSc (Hons) Dietetics

Registered Dietitian at Island Nutrition

Specialist areas - Renal/Kidney disease (including CKD and Dialysis), Severe Obesity (including bariatrics), Teen Weight Management, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Kidney stones, Learning disabilities, Swallowing problems, Nutrition support (including COPD) and General Dietetics. Interest in Sports Nutrition

Delivers clinically proven X-PERT Prevention and Management of Diabetes group sessions

I graduated from Coventry university, England in 2015 with a Bsc honors in Dietetics. Although I am originally from Ireland, I have spent my dietetic career (before coming to Bermuda!) working in Leeds, England, in one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council in both the UK and Bermuda.

I have worked in both an inpatient and outpatient setting and have experience in providing a wide range of specialist diet advice. My most recent post was in surgical and oncology dietetics role. This role enabled me to follow oncology patients through their treatment pathway from chemotherapy to radiotherapy to surgery whilst providing nutritional support. I also supported a range of patients pre and post surgery including head and neck, upper gastrointestinal, pancreatic, urological and colorectal patients. I have experience in weight management, morbid obesity (including post bariatric surgery), chronic kidney disease, home enteral feeding, patients with high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. 

Prior to this I worked in in general medicine providing nutritional support, type 1 and type 2 diabetes advice. I then went on to work on the respiratory care unit seeing patients with complex respiratory conditions who required enteral feeding due to swallowing difficulties.
 

In my free time, I love staying active by exploring Bermuda’s scenic running routes or by going to a spin or pump exercise class! I have a keen interest in sports nutrition and am passionate about providing client centered advice that is tailored individually for you.

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Adrienne Radcliff Hefner

BSc Dietetics, MSc Nutrition & Food Management 

Registered Dietitian at Island Nutrition

Specialist areas: Paediatrics and Adults, including Early childhood nutrition, Weaning, Fussy eaters Gastrointestinal issues, Food sensitivities, Allergies and intolerance, Behavioural issues (including ADHD and Autism), Maternal nutrition (TTC, pregnancy, gestational diabetes, lactation), Women's health (including PCOS), Weight management, Cardiovascular diseases, Fatty liver, Diabetes, CKD and Home visits (including paediatrics and nursing homes)

Adrienne always knew she wanted to work in the healthcare field. She discovered her love of nutritional sciences while studying biochemistry at Oklahoma State University. Her passion for nutrition stemmed from a deep curiosity regarding how the human body works as well as a love of cooking and discussing food. She graduated from OSU with her bachelor’s in Nutritional Sciences in 2012, then went on to acquire her Master’s in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Central Oklahoma. She completed her dietetic internship through the University of Wisconsin Stout in 2015.

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Adrienne employs motivational interviewing to empower her patients to make positive behaviour changes that lead to a healthier, happier life. Adrienne is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the US. She has obtained her Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management.

She enjoys working with patients of all ages with a variety of diagnoses. Adrienne started her career providing inpatient care to a variety of patients with the majority of her work focused on patients in the intensive care, renal, and cardiac units. She then transitioned to outpatient care where she counselled patients on diabetes, obesity, heart health, maternal nutrition and more. Prior to moving to Bermuda, Adrienne was working in private practice where she continued to counsel both adult and paediatric patients with a variety of health issues and expanded her knowledge of gastrointestinal disorders and food sensitivities to further assist her patients.

Adrienne’s passion for food expands from her professional life throughout her personal life. When she is not working with her patients, she is experimenting with new recipes and exploring local farmers markets. She loves running, gardening, travelling with her husband, and playing with her two dogs.

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Leila Bateman

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics 

Registered Dietitian at Island Nutrition

Specialist areas: Cardiovascular diseases (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease), Pre-diabetes, Diabetes, Hyperinsulinaemia, Fatty liver, Renal/Kidney disease (including low clearance, CKD and Dialysis), Womens health (including PCOS, breast cancer), Sports nutrition, Mental health and Eating disorders

Delivers clinically proven X-PERT Prevention and Management of Diabetes group sessions

I graduated from London Metropolitan University, with a First-Class BSc Honours Degree for

Nutrition and Dietetics in 2018. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council in

the UK and Bermuda as well as the British Dietetics Association.

My interest in nutrition began during my career as a chef and developed further whilst working as

a personal trainer. I’m passionate about utilising a holistic approach to health and wellbeing which

is client centred, drawing upon my diverse professional experience.

I have worked in a number of Dietetic specialities in both acute and community settings. My role as a Specialist Renal Dietitian enabled me to develop extensive skills working with individuals on

dialysis (haemo and peritoneal), kidney transplants and pre- dialysis. I have also worked with a Diabetes Prevention Programme in London, working with clients to reduce their risk of developing diabetes as well as those who have been recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Additionally, I have experience in providing enteral nutrition in neuro rehabilitation settings, weight management advice (including pre and post bariatric surgery), cardiac rehab group courses, nutritional management in pancreatic cancer and nutrition in end of life care. I also have experience in general dietetics such as providing nutrition support for inpatients and those in the community.

I have a keen interest in sports nutrition, plant-based diets and women’s health nutrition for issues

such as Polycystic ovary syndrome. I strive to stay up to date with new nutrition research and

guidelines, providing evidenced-based advice to my clients.

Outside of work I like to keep active with Muay Thai and exploring the great outdoors. I’m a lover

of great food, good music and travel, so a career in Bermuda was a perfect match!

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