Elbha Purcell

Elbha Purcell

Head of Dietetics and Wellness



Elbha graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh in 2001. She then went on to achieve a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics in 2003.

Elbha Joined Aramark in January 2015. Within Aramark, Elbha’s priority is the development of menus and training programmes to ensure the nutritional requirements within Aramark’s healthcare line of business are met. Elbha is also responsible for supporting the culinary and front line teams through nutritional analysis of menus across their Food Services division, whilst also running the company’s Health and wellness programme – Health for Life (HFL). The goal of Healthy for Life is to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of Aramark’s customers, clients and communities.

Elbha brings with her over 14 years’ experience as a registered dietitian. She is a member of the UK Health Professional council, British Dietetic Association and the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute and CORU.

Previously Elbha worked as a clinical dietitian throughout the United Kingdom within the NHS. She also worked abroad as a senior dietitian in the Bahrain Petroleum Company for 6 years. She returned home as a freelance dietitian, developing wellness campaigns within Aer Lingus, primary and secondary schools in addition to providing individual tailored nutritional advice to her own clients.

Personal Ethos

Throughout my 14 years as a dietitian I have gained considerable experience across a wide field of dietetics – and life! I developed an understanding of a variety of cultures and a keen interest in how people think and behave when it comes to food.

My aim is to always provide appropriate and accurate advice, both verbal and written, in an easy to understand, interesting and informative manner.
I derive great satisfaction from helping people achieve their goals in a practical and enjoyable way and I believe that improving one’s relationship with food is the key to achieving optimal health.

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Day 1

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 11:20 Ireland’s Leading Healthcare Food services Partner

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