Healthy Staff

The Team

Healthy Eating Solutions Ltd was founded in 2009 with our roots firmly planted in the delivery of expert healthy eating and nutritional advice. We have a compelling drive to interpret and promote the science of nutrition to enable individuals to make informed choices and thus making healthy eating easier.

Based in both Nottingham and Manchester we will travel to your location to inspire your audience.

Founder and director – Rupert’s interest in nutrition was ignited whilst studying his BTEC Sports Science Diploma. Once he completed his BTEC, he went on to graduate from Nottingham Trent University (BSc hons Food and Nutrition) and the University of Sheffield (MMedSci Human Nutrition). He is also a member of The Nutrition Society.

Prior to founding Healthy Eating Solutions Ltd, he worked for several years as a community nutritionist for the Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service (LNDS) Primary Care Trust. His role involved devising and delivering weight management initiatives on the Food and Activities Buddies (FAB) programme.

He is a visiting lecturer at several colleges and universities discussing and offering an insight in his career journey as a nutritionist.  He is also actively involved in healthy cooking community projects, a registered Charted Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Level 2 Food Safety trainer, Workers Educational Association (WEA) healthy lifestyle tutor and is an active voluntary director of The Vine Community Centre, Hyson Green, Notingham.

He ardent believer in being physically and mentally active and basing food choices on plant-based foods to reduce your risk of dietary-related illnesses.  He has an in-depth knowledge of the components of healthy eating, African-Caribbean diet and a team member of BME Cancer Communities. He has regularly appeared on live radio broadcasts sharing his knowledge, opinions, answering questions and commenting on topical nutritional issues.  In addition, Alexander Armstrong asked  my advice on healthy eating on BBC Pointless, I mentioned Rupert’s Rule- 80/20. Put plainly, the rule goes that you choose to eat healthy foods 80% of the time, which then allows you to indulge 20% of the time.

Rupert Aikman
Rupert's Rule

The Team

Nicky Gray is a specialist trainer and educator in food allergy, Coeliac  disease, food safety and food intolerance, and is an ambassador for Allergy UK.

Michael Shaw is a community nutritionist and a lead fitness and health instructor. A former amateur boxer, he specialises in boxfit and core training.

Chris Downes is a fully qualified Swedish, Remedial and Deep Tissue Massage Therapist, he is uniquely placed to understand how personal performance can be affected and reduced by stress in the workplace.

Claire Chocholko is a horticulturist with a passion for introducing and encouraging the benefits of growing and maintaining edible and ornamental crops.  She also conveys the benefits of leading a more eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle.