Mrs Sandeepa Soni
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Dietary advice pre or post cancer treatment
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) including bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation
- Gut Health
- Low FODMAP diet
- Coeliac Disease
- Chron's or ulcerative colitis
- Dietary advice pre or post cancer treatment
- High Cholesterol
- Cardiovascular disease
- Weight loss or gain
- Dietary advice for pregnancy
- British Dietetic Association (BDA)
- Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
I am a HCPC registered Dietitian with over 17 years experience working within the field of nutrition and dietetics. I have been a Dietitian at the Royal Sussex County Hospital since 2010, working at the Sussex Cancer Centre as a Macmillan Dietitian and more recently as a gastroenterology specialist Dietitian in the digestive diseases unit. Previously I worked as a dietitian in Nottingham at the Queens Medical Centre which is where I had been a dietetic assistant before studying dietetics at postgraduate level.
Myself and my youngest son both have coeliac disease and follow a strict lifelong gluten free diet, so I understand the impact of dietary restrictions: making changes towards eating behaviours, tailoring meals to a budget, and adapting cooking methods.
I am passionate about nutrition and well-being and like to use a practical approach developing positive, sustainable changes for my patients. I work with patients to develop individual nutrition and lifestyle goals which are realistic and can provide ongoing support.
As a Macmillan dietitian, I provided cooking classes for my patients to highlight how to optimise their nutrition during and after cancer treatment with practical food ideas. I demonstrated how to adapt meals for nausea, taste changes, a dry mouth or swallowing difficulties. I currently provide a monthly health and wellbeing talk to patients who are in remission for their cancer; focusing on good nutrition post cancer treatment and a healthy weight.
I provide a comprehensive dietetic service by working with the hospital consultants, GPs, and other health professionals. I am a key member of multidisciplinary teams within the hospital and also give teaching sessions to patients, junior doctors, and other health professionals.