Barbara is a TEDx speaker and director of her own consultancy business Alo Solutions Ltd driving and delivering food safety in food supply chains and developing nutrition strategy for businesses. She has been runner-up in the Caroline Walker Trust award for Freelance Nutritionist of the Year in both 2019 and 2020.
With a passion for educating people about food and nutrition, Barbara was a director of the Oxford Farming Conference 2022, the leading international conference held in the UK for farming and agribusiness. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, sits on the food and nutrition committee and is a trustee of the Nutrition Society. She speaks at food and agriculture events and represents the Private Sector Mechanism in speeches at the UN Committee for Food Security in Rome
Prior to consultancy, Barbara worked in the Ugandan agri-business sector for three years after graduation and then spent fourteen years in the chilled foods sector in the UK and France. Her roles covered food procurement, technical innovation and implementation of food safety systems as a Technical Manager with Bakkavor, an international food manufacturer. She became a registered nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition following the completion of an MSc in Human Nutrition.
In 2017, Barbara was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship and travelled on the Global Focus programme to Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Israel, UK and USA to study international food and farming systems. Her Nuffield Farming project on ‘Vegetable Production For Specific Nutritional Need’ looked at international food policies and private initiatives to promote the consumption of vegetables that benefit our health.
In 2019 she was awarded an MBE for services to food nutrition.
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