- As a qualified registered dietitian, Angela provides dietary advice for individuals and has adapted her professional expertise to meet the needs of the West African population. She also provides consultancy, cultural competency training and support for organisations, educators, healthcare professionals and agencies working with West Africans. Angela also works with food businesses that specialise in West African cuisine, to grow their business and profit without compromising taste or brand values.
- Angela has developed culturally specific nutrition and lifestyle seminars and workshops for West African audiences which have benefitted many. For instance, Angela’s consultancy has been commissioned by Southwark Council to deliver practical seminars to faith communities within the UK’s largest West African population. These have resulted in a successful health behaviour change in in this community.
- Angela helps individuals to live more fulfilling and productive lives by inspiring and equipping them to eat for better health and well-being, as well as helping them achieve more balance in their lifestyle.
As a consultant, Angela has worked with various organisations on numerous consultancy briefs, including the UK government’s £75million national anti-obesity Change4Life campaign for which she consulted as West African nutrition expert.
Her books are endorsed by leading industry experts and organisations and prescribed by GPs and health professionals as part of the Books on Prescription service in Southwark, home to the UK’s largest West African community.
Angela’s work has taken her on TV and radio and she is quoted in print and digital media. She is also a media spokesperson and member of the British Dietetic Association of which she is Chair of its Freelance Dietitians Specialist Group. For more information, visit www.angelatella.com and www.illuminalifestyle.com.
Being of West African heritage, I regularly received questions from other West Africans, wanting my opinion on West African foods and how they could fit them into a healthy, balanced diet. And so began a four-year research and writing project, resulting in these two ground-breaking books”.