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Food & Nutrition
Health, Medicine & Wellbeing
Mind & Body
Sue Baic is an experienced public speaker with a true passion for her subject area of nutrition and health. She is noted for her lively, interactive, accessible and entertaining lecture style which brings the outside world of local food and nutrition on board.

Sue is a registered nutritionist and dietitian based in the UK. She is passionate and knowledgeable about her subject and has over 25 years’ experience in researching and public speaking on the links between nutrition, health and well-being. Sue has worked in the health service, private clinics and at the University of Bristol as a Senior Lecturer. She is a co-author of three popular nutrition books including Nutrition for Dummies.

Sue also writes for scientific publications, national newspapers and popular magazines and regularly appears on British television and radio talking about her subject

In January 2017 Sue started work as a guest speaker on board cruise ships has given 69 talks over 18 cruises to date.

Sue can contribute to an enrichment programme which may enhance the experience of passengers. Nutrition is a fascinating and enjoyable topic with broad appeal which fits with large numbers of passengers interested in health, wellness and positive ageing.

Sue has a wealth of experience about dietary patterns around the world and the links with health. She is happy to create a customised lecture series tailored for specific itineraries and audiences.

Sue works as freelance nutrition consultant in the UK and so is flexible and available for lecture appointments including some at short notice.

What others on board have said:
“Sue's presentations are professional and delivered in a light hearted yet informative way. Passengers really enjoyed her talks and she spent a lot of extra time engaged with them in their questions. There is so much interest in her information. Sue would be suitable for all ships in the fleet and I would like to see her on board again”. Entertainment Manager/ Cruise Director

"You are an excellent speaker, and those guests who attend really enjoy your talks and find them fun and informative. Your scores with us are excellent” Entertainment Booking Executive

“We really enjoyed the presentations on board and they added to the interest of the cruise. We came to all 5 of the presentations which speaks for itself! It was a pleasure to listen to someone who presents so confidently and knowledgeably. We particularly enjoyed the use of top tips and how to put the theory into practice -so much so that we are using the information on our return to dry land.” S.H.

“Your talks were really informative and it was interesting to hear that you don't need to spend loads of money on so-called superfoods, but can get the same benefit elsewhere”. S.R.

“I enjoyed your on board talks and hopefully can incorporate all the good advice in our daily diet! The whole area is so difficult to manage and I am grateful for the web sites info you suggested”. M.M.

“I enjoyed your talks very much and you deliver them with so much enthusiasm. I hope your talks go some way to help people make those lifestyle choices. Thank you so much. It was lovely to meet you”. E.C.

“I found all your talks interesting and informative and they appealed to my personal way of life”. P. L.

“Your lectures were most inspiring, so much so that we are planning to incorporate your advice into our regular diet with the goal of prolonging our active life into old age!” G.C.

"My friend and I really enjoyed your lectures. I was particularly interested in food/mood and your fact sheets are very helpful and informative" K.A.

“I really enjoyed your lectures - very helpful and informative without being "preachy". I learned some interesting information from you. Hope to meet you on a future cruise” K.J.

“We both really enjoyed your talks. They were very interesting and gave us food for thought (in more ways than one)!” A.W.

“We found your talks fascinating and picked up a lot of good advice” C.M.

“I have spent many years cruising and come across lots of different speakers and I felt your talks were interesting, enjoyable and easy to follow. Thank you, happy cruising”. P.G.

“I appreciate you taking the time to send me the links to the fact sheets. It was a pleasure to meet you on the cruise and attend your lectures, which I found really interesting and very informative. You clarified many aspects of nutrition and diet which I was quite confused about” C.F.

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Talk Series : Hot Topics in Nutrition - Food for Thought
An entertaining and informative series of talks translating fascinating new nutrition research into practical strategies to take home . Sue is an expert Dietitian and Nutritionist and co- author of bestselling Nutrition for Dummies. She has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare, teaching and research at the University of Bristol and is an engaging and approachable public speaker.
Her talks are tailored to cruise itinerary using local foods and dietary patterns to bring the outside world and shore excursions alive on-board. All presentations are fun, interactive and visually illustrated using PowerPoint. They appeal to passengers with an interest in health , wellbeing and positive ageing as well as the food culture of local areas on the cruise itinerary.

1. Mood Food: can we eat ourselves happier?
We all have good & bad days, especially during in the shorter, darker days when it’s cold at home, but can we influence this? This enjoyable session highlights some of the latest exciting scientific research and provides you with genuine mood boosting, stress reducing and energy enhancing dietary tips.

2.Can we avoid weight gain on a cruise? How little things make a big difference
If it ever feels as if the sea air is shrinking your clothes this light hearted, informative session offers plenty of practical and often surprising solutions. We explore new studies in the fields of nutrition and psychology discovering some of the fascinating secrets to avoiding weight gain on board without depriving ourselves!
Please note: This talk can be customised to location and season e.g. maintaining a healthy weight without foregoing the festive season e.g. during a Christmas/ Thanksgiving cruise.

3. Nutrition for positive ageing: can we eat ourselves younger?
Diet makes a big difference to quality of life and health as we get older - helping us age well. It benefits our brains to our bones, our hearts to our eyes. Take a tour around the human body exploring the exciting new research on nutrition & positive ageing, discovering some surprisingly simple but effective ideas to put into practice.

Please note: This talk can be tailored to cruise location covering destinations where people live long and healthy lives including Central America, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Scandinavia or Asia showing how to take the best from local dietary patterns.

4. Superfoods for health: do they really exist?
Explore which foods have the best health benefits, decide whether there are “everyday hero” foods which do the job just as well and discover some amazing and unexpected "superchoices" we can easily make.
Please note: This talk can be tailored to cruise location showing how to take the best from local dietary patterns.

5. Eating for happy & healthy digestion - what works?.
Many of us suffer from poor digestive health which can affect our physical and mental wellbeing. Take a fascinating journey along the human gut uncovering the often surprising truth about healthy digestion, bloating, irritable bowel, food allergies and gluten intolerance. Discover whether “good bacteria” are really good and pick up some top tips from the latest research to keep your digestive system in great condition.

6. Thinking of eating less meat: is it a win- win approach for health, the environment & animal welfare?
Plant based eating is a growing trend but are the benefits real? If you or your family are thinking of cutting down on meat, this informative session explores interesting new research and offers practical tips for doing so healthily and enjoyably without going short of nutrients.

7. How can your diet support your active lifestyle?
Exercise of all types helps boost both our physical and our mental health. This fun, informative and practical session explores the fascinating recent research on how what we eat and drink enhances our enjoyment, performance & recovery from sport, exercise and physical activity- whatever we choose to do.

8. Fruit & vegetables: are you getting your five a day?
What does this message really mean and why does it matter? Which types count and what's a portion? Is 5 really enough or should it be more? Explore the sometimes surprising scientific background behind this message and translate it into palatable tips which can be easily put into practice.
Please note: This talk can be tailored to location to take the best from local dietary patterns.

9. Myths and misconceptions in nutrition- does healthy eating really need to be boring?
Nutrition and diet can be confusing – one minute it's blueberries and the next it’s green tea! How do we get at the truth? If there’s something you’ve always wanted to know about diet - now’s your chance to be guided through this minefield. We explore common areas of misunderstanding and highlight some astonishing and enjoyable food choices we can easily make.

10. The Nordic Diet : bringing the outside world of food alive on board
Fascinating new studies have suggested the Nordic diet has impressive health benefits protecting against heart disease, stroke, diabetes as well as some cancers and promoting positive ageing. But what’s the reality behind this remarkable research and how can it inspire us no matter where we live?

11. The Mediterranean Diet : bringing the outside world of food alive on board
Fascinating new studies have suggested the Mediterranean diet has impressive health benefits protecting against heart disease, stroke, diabetes as well as some cancers and promoting positive ageing. But what’s the reality behind this remarkable research and how can it inspire us no matter where we live?

12. Superfoods of the Far East
Soya, fermented foods, sushi and green tea as well as other key foods play an important role in countries of the Far East but are becoming increasingly popular elsewhere. Explore the latest surprising research on traditional local foods from our cruise itinerary and their remarkable role in promoting health and longevity, discovering how to include them in the diet no matter where we live.

13. Superfoods of the Caribbean
The Caribbean conjures up images of flavoursome, brightly coloured foods which pack a healthy punch. Explore the latest surprising research on traditional local foods from our cruise itinerary and their remarkable role in promoting health and longevity, discovering how to include them in the diet no matter where we live.

14. Top 10 tips for great nutrition: how does your diet measure up?
Many of us feel our diet is healthy but most food surveys show a different picture. This fact packed session, based on the latest research, allows you to rate your own diet and helps you pinpoint some surprising areas where you may be able to improve it.

15. Coping with food allergy
What is a food allergy and how do you know if you have one? Discover tips for cutting out problem foods without going short of nutrients and explore how best to cope when travelling with a food allergy.

16. Eating for a healthy heart
The risks of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes can all be reduced by a healthy diet. This session reviews the latest fascinating evidence on what helps and translates it into easy to follow practical tips to take home.
Please note: This talk can be tailored to cruise location showing how to take the best from local dietary patterns.

17. Popping nutritional pills and potions: are supplements as effective as food?
Nutritional supplements are big business with many of us taking something every day - but can they really replace a healthy diet? Which are most effective and in what form and dose ? Are any best avoided? Discover the sometimes surprising truth behind this fascinating topic.

18. Confused about carbohydrates? Sorting the fact from the fiction
Carbohydrates seem to cause more misunderstanding than any other nutrient. Are they good or bad for health? What about weight gain? Which types are the best and how much should we eat? This informative practical session explores interesting new research and helps uncover the truth about carbs.

19. Perfecting portion sizes : how do we know how much to eat?
Overeating can be a real risk in society today but how do we decide what makes a suitable portion size? This session takes a whistle stop tour through the main food groups exploring the sometimes surprising research and providing useful guidance on how much to eat for optimal health.

Well-being Workshop Sessions for Crew
Title: Eat Well, Feel Well, Work Well @ Sea. Guest Speaker and Registered Nutritionist Sue Baic offers crew an informative, fun 45 minute workshop showing how what we eat and drink on board can boost our energy levels, mood and health and even help prevent weight gain at sea.
Completed as Guest Speaker
P&O Azura A701 4 talks Caribbean.January 2017
P&O Azura A710 6 talks Iberia & Canary Islands.April 2017
P&O Azura A724 2 talks Norway. August 2017
P&O Oriana X719 4 talks Spain, Italy & Monaco. September 2017
P&O Azura A733 4 talks Caribbean November 2017
P&O Ventura N803 3 talks Caribbean & USA February 2018
P&O Arcadia J801-3 7 talks World Cruise Australia & the Philippines March 2018
P&O Britannia B809 7 talks Portugal & The Canaries April 2018
P&O Oceana E810B 4 talks Mediterranean May 2018
P&O Azura A816 2 talks Norway June 2018
P&O Oriana X811 4 talks Mediterranean. July 2018
P&O Britannia B820 2 talks Iberia & Channel Islands. July 2018
P&O Azura A901 4 talks Caribbean January 2019
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Black Watch W1907 2 talks Mediterranean & Adriatic April 2019
P&O Arcadia J902 6 talks Mediterranean April 2019
P&O Aurora R909 2 talks Spain & Channel Islands June 2019
P&O Oceana E915 4 talks Mediterranean July 2019
P&O Azura A918 2 talks Norway July 2019

Upcoming Cruises as Guest Speaker
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral L1926 4 talks Baltic October 2019
P&O Oceana E926 4 talks Dubai & Middle East November 2019
P&O Azura A931 4 talks Caribbean December 2019
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Boudicca D2001 6 talks Australia, Papua New Guinea & Indonesia January 2020
Sue has full travel insurance as a Cruise Ship speaker.

Testimonials about Sue's Lecturing Experience:

"Sue is an experienced dietitian with a passion for communication. She combines robust nutritional science with sound practical advice, making healthy eating options understandable, enjoyable and achievable. "Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science, University of Birmingham.

"Sue is a much-valued official spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association representing us on countless occasions through various media channels such as national newspapers, television, radio and magazines." Steven Jenkins, PR Officer, The British Dietetic Association.

"Sue is the lady I rely on when diet-related presentations are required. They are always brilliant. She has the skill of being lively, engaging but realistic." Jan Procter-King, Editor In Chief, British Journal of Primary Care Nursing.

"Sue is highly knowledgeable in her field and a great enthusiast. This comes over very strongly in her teaching sessions which are always excellently presented, entertaining and appropriately tailored to the learning needs of her different audiences. It is always a pleasure to attend her lectures. I always leave feeling informed and inspired." Dr Rosie Heath, GP Wsi Cardiology Lead for NHS Plymouth.

"Sue is a highly professional individual who is full of enthusiasm for her speciality. She always goes that extra mile and indeed makes every project better because of her involvement." Liz Fox Senior Health Promotion Specialist, Bristol Directorate for Public Health.

“Having Sue as our nutritionist speaker during our Harvest at Eden event was not only great fun and highly interactive but was also thought-provoking and added an important educational aspect to the overall programme”. Gabriella Gilkes, Producer, The Eden Project, Cornwall
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
Azura A918 Summer Norwegian Fjords 7 Southampton Saturday, July 13, 2019
Oceana E914 Italy, France & Corsica 7 Valletta Thursday, July 4, 2019
Aurora R909 Spain and Guernsey Cruise 7 Southampton Friday, June 14, 2019
Arcadia J902 Corfu, Croatia & Italy Cruise 19 Southampton Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Black Watch W1907 Discovering the Adriatic & Dalmation Coast 28 Liverpool Saturday, April 13, 2019
Azura A901 Eastern Caribbean Cruise 14 Bridgetown Friday, January 11, 2019
Britannia B820 France, Spain & Guernsey Cruise 7 Southampton Sunday, July 15, 2018
Oriana X811 Mediterranean Cruise 9 Southampton Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Azura A816 Norway Cruise 7 Southampton Saturday, June 23, 2018
Oceana E810B France & Italy Cruise 7 Valletta Thursday, May 24, 2018
Britannia B809 Canary Islands and Portugal 14 Southampton Sunday, April 8, 2018
Arcadia J801 Sector Western Circumnavigation Cruise 12 Sydney Friday, February 23, 2018
Ventura N803 Sector Caribbean & USA Cruise 10 Southampton Monday, February 5, 2018
Azura A733 Caribbean Cruise 14 Bridgetown Friday, November 17, 2017
Oriana X719 Spain, Italy & Monaco Cruise 17 Southampton Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Azura A724 Norwegian Fjords Cruise 7 Southampton Monday, August 21, 2017
Azura A710 Canary Islands & Spain Cruise 12 Southampton Sunday, April 23, 2017
Azura A701 Caribbean Cruise 14 Bridgetown Friday, January 6, 2017