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Nutrition Leaflet produced by Emma Hickson

Emma Hickson
Emma Hickson. Youth Ambassador at Mid Cheshire Hospitals.

Emma Hickson became a youth ambassador for the Trust in September 2017 and worked alongside the Membership team to develop a leaflet highlighting the importance of nutrition during the exam season.

The leaflet contains tips on how to remain mentally and physically healthy, along with simple and easy recipes with the help of resources from the British Dietetic Association.

Emma said: “During my time as a Youth Ambassador, I have undertaken a personal project in which I have created a leaflet that is aimed at year 11 students regarding the importance of their nutritional choices during their GSCEs.

“As a year 12 student myself, who is currently preparing for exams, I understand both the challenge but also the necessity of looking after my physical and mental health during this stressful period.”

Emma decided to focus on nutrition due to dietetics being her career ambition. Through the year-long programme, Emma has been able to work with dieticians at the Trust and gain valuable experience. She is now certain to follow this career path.

The leaflet can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

Exam Nutrition Tips Leaflet (PDF opens in new tab)


How do I put my name forward to become a youth ambassador?

Click here for an application form.

Deadline for applications is 25 May 2018

If you are not already a Foundation Trust member you need to join. Membership is free and you can sign up at www.mcht.nhs.uk/members. You will need to be resident in the Mid-Cheshire area or have been a patient here.

If we have more applicants than places, we will look at all applications and invite the best candidates to a recruitment day in July. Following this a shortlist will be produced and a final vote will be held online by all our young members (16 – 25). If you are under 18 we will need to receive consent from your parent or guardian if you are successful.