Saturday, June 2, 2012

International nutritionist and academic joins UK Health Radio

UK Health Radio welcomes Dr. Gary Mendoza PhD., BSc. (Hons), RNutr to its team of guest presenters contributing articles for publication on the station’s website and a regular audio blog to be broadcast.

The health radio station for the UK broadcasts from London 24/7 with a mix of health, wellbeing, fitness and nutrition news, advice, product information and ‘gossip’ with terrific specialist music programmes.

Welcoming Dr Mendoza to the team, UK Health Radio’s Station Director, John Hicks, said: “Gary’s background was initially in personal training where he worked with many individuals helping them achieve their personal goals during which time he achieved a first class honours degree in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Wales.”

“After moving into training trainers, he developed a very successful nutrition and weight management course. This course formed the basis of his doctoral research for which he was awarded a PhD in nutrition, specializing in a multi-dimensional treatment for overweight and obese males.” added John.

The weight loss course that Dr Mendoza developed has been adopted in New Zealand by the Manawatu Regional Health board as their treatment of choice and his research shows that it works.
Dr Mendoza’s other key area of interest is sports nutrition. Whilst lecturing in nutrition at Massey University in New Zealand he trained with Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) and was programme leader for sports nutrition and advanced sports nutrition at Massey University. Gary has a wide range of experience in many sports. In 2005-2006 he was the academy nutritionist for Nottingham Forest FC. He also worked with a Commonwealth Games weight-lifter during this period. Whilst in New Zealand he worked with Western netball teaching nutrition to aspiring Silver ferns (the NZ national netball team). He also worked with a national level swimmer and an international mountain biker. He is currently working closely with a professional cage fighter, as well as a national level mountain biker.

John said: “This lecturer in nutrition for sport and exercise at Bath Spa University and Cardiff Metropolitan University brings a wealth of academic and practical experience to our health radio station for the UK and we are honoured that Dr Mendoza has kindly agreed to contribute to our work. Listen to Gary here on UK Health Radio”.

Dr Mendoza’s website contains articles and tips for weight loss and sports nutrition. This can be found at

You can also join the Nutritional Academy on that website. I set this up to disseminate sound evidence based nutrition advice. For the price of a cup of coffee (£2.50) you get regular articles, there are forums on all matters nutritional and finally you can submit questions directly to him whenever you want.

UK Health Radio presenter, Dr Gary Mendoza, regularly tweet hints and tips on nutrition so you can follow him @Drgarymend