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Linia is a leading Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist. She has extensive experience in a number of different nutrition settings. She is passionate about empowering people to better manage their health and optimise their performance through learning the essence of healthy eating.
Linia has a BSc degree in Biochemistry and Physiology, as well as a BSc Honours postgraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, both of which are from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. In 2006, Linia graduated from Kings College London with an MSc in Human Nutrition (specialising in Public Nutrition and Sport Nutrition).
She is affiliated to the following Health associations: Health Professional Council, British Dietetic Association (BDA), Sports Dietitians UK and the Nutrition Society.
Linia’s numerous TV appearances as a presenter and nutrition expert include: BBC2 Food’s Truth or Scare, BBC1’s Tomorrow’s Food and Rip Off Britain, and Channel 5’s Get a Holiday Body and Diet Secrets.
Linia has extensive experience in a number of different nutrition-focused environments. She began her professional career working as a Clinical Dietitian in Cape Town. There she also began providing sport-specific nutritional consultancy services to recreational/elite level athletes and sports teams, before coming to King's College London to embark on her Masters. After completing her Masters, Linia took up various Public Nutrition roles in East London. She then accepted a position as a Performance Dietitian at a leading London health and fitness consultancy, where she worked with a range of elite athletes. Linia has a clinical practice at Pure Sports Medicine and now runs her own nutrition and dietetic consultancy, Linia Patel Nutrition, where she offers one to one consultations and corporate services. Being a spokesperson for the BDA, she is regularly quoted in the national consumer and professional press. Linia’s strong science background and vast knowledge means she is able to respond quickly to breaking news stories providing accurate background information and context.
Her unique skill is translating scientific nutrition principles into simply talking about food.
Outside of work Linia is a foodie and a wannabe triathlete.