Aoife went to the United States on an athletic scholarship where she studied nutrition at The University of Tennessee and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2003. She went on to complete a dietetic internship at the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. After qualifying as a registered dietitian she worked as a clinical dietitian in Savannah, Georgia at Memorial Health University Medical Center.
While in Savannah, Aoife gained a wealth of experience as chief clinical dietitian at the Anderson Cancer Institute where she worked with patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatment.
After returning home from the United States in 2005, Aoife established Nutrition Solutions in her home city, Waterford. In 2012 Aoife graduated from Coventry University with a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Nutrition.
Aoife has extensive experience in counselling patients with diabetes, cardiac disease, increased cholesterol, gut problems, those with weight control issues and patients undergoing cancer treatment. Aoife also has a particular interest in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
In 2012 she trained in the Low FODMAP diet approach to managing this disease at King’s College London.
Aoife’s personal experience in athletics gives her a unique understanding of athletes. She is a former 100m national champion, a 55m Conference title winner in the USA and was a member of the Irish international athletic squad for six years. This, along with her professional experience enables her to fully comprehend the pressures of training at a high level and the importance of an appropriate diet to aid peak performance.