Sonja Colman

The soul is characterized by these capacities; self-nutrition, sensation, thinking, and movement

Aristotle

Having been vegetarian since my teens, I’ve had a keen interest in nutrition for over 35 years. I finally followed my passion, retraining in nutritional therapy, and health and nutrition coaching. I have also completed a practical nutrition cookery course at the renowned Leith’s School of Food and Wine in west London.

My focus is on healthy eating and well-being, using the tools of nutrition to help people understand any nutritional gaps they may have, how lifestyle choices can impact these and how to find practical ways to fill those gaps for a healthier life.

I believe in a holistic approach to looking after ourselves: our lifestyle choices, the food we eat and the exercise we take.  It is not about ‘diets’ or not having fun, but making those small changes, taking those first small steps that can make huge impacts. It’s all about balance and realising that we are worth it.

I am also proud to be a trustee for Hands of Hope charity in Hawkhurst, a charity focusing on food poverty supporting community projects with volunteering opportunities at their beautiful, renovated walled market garden, which provides fresh produce to the local food bank as well as providing ingredients for lunch clubs for the elderly. Their passions include using the garden to support mental well-being and tackling loneliness, and longer-term, plans for providing food and nutrition education within the community.