Barbara MSc, MIFST, RNutr, runs her own consultancy business Alo Solutions Ltd driving and delivering food safety in food supply chains and improving nutritional quality of recipes and menus in the foodservice sector. With a passion for educating people about food and nutrition, Barbara is a director of the Oxford Farming Conference, the leading international conference held in the UK for farming and agribusiness. She also sits on committees for both the Institute of Food Science and Technology and The Nutrition Society’s Training Academy.
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 has a BSc (Hons) in Food Technology 1995, MSc Post Harvest Technology 1996, MSc Human Nutrition 2014 and is a registered nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition.
In 2017, Barbara was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship and travelled on 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 consumption of vegetables which benefit our health. She worked with academia and the health sector developing a practical solution for people on low potassium diets to access prepared vegetable products.