Fuelling Better Performance Through Food


As part of our commitment to helping the local community live healthier and more active lives we’ve been funding local sporting initiatives and hosting seminars by professional nutritionists.

On Tuesday 17th April and Tuesday 29th May our Health Promotions Officer Gary Allington was pleased to welcome Dr Mayur Ranchordas back to Grimsby to deliver another two sessions on nutrition.

Dr Ranchordas is a senior lecturer in sport nutrition and exercise physiology at Sheffield Hallam. He has also worked at the English Institute of Sport where he supported world champions and Olympic gold medallists competing in a range of sports.

In addition, Mayur has considerable experience working with Premier League football teams and professional cyclists.

Hosted by our friends at St Andrew’s Hospice – just opposite our hospital on Peaks Lane – and Grimsby Town Hall, the two sessions attracted more than 80 people and covered topics such as healthy eating and weight loss and fuelling for endurance sports.

Guests had this to say about the events:

“What a great informative evening! Great knowledge and was presented so clearly. Highly recommend to others for any future seminars!”

“Really enjoyed tonight’s nutrition seminar by Dr Mayur Ranchordas, [it was] very informative and worthwhile. [I] won’t be buying anymore multivitamins now!”

Gary Allington said: “I’m really pleased that these sessions have been so well attended, but we’d like to offer more people the opportunity to come along and find out about the science behind nutrition.

“Whether you’re a dedicated marathon runner or you’re looking to turn over a new leaf when it comes to your personal nutrition, the sessions offer in-depth knowledge and handy tips for what to avoid as much as what to try out.

“Mayur really breaks down the facts and demystifies the fiction around nutrition so that everyone leaves having learnt something new.”

Gary is already looking forward to planning the next series of nutrition seminars, so keep an eye on the events section of our community page for announcements: www.hmtsthughs.org/community

St Hugh’s is a non-profit hospital, and we are part of a Registered Charity providing around 6,000 treatments per year in Grimsby to both private and NHS patients. We work very closely with the NHS to provide the highest level of healthcare which is free at the point of delivery.

We do not charge a premium for this service, which is cost neutral for the NHS, and all our surplus is re-invested into our facilities and charitable causes. Our non-profit status allows us to provide access to the highest standards of care, safety and service whilst maintaining fair prices.