The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) has announced Suzie Sawyer, nutritionist and writer, as the winner of this year’s Health Journalist of the Year Award.
The award, presented at the HFMA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 14th June 2023, recognises the best of journalism and writing covering the natural health industry.
Esther Mills-Roberts, the HFMA’s director of communications, said: “We are delighted to honour Suzie with this award, given in recognition of the part she has played, over the years, in providing consumers with nutrition information that is trusted, reliable and accurate. We know that when Suzie’s features, interviews or talks appear, that they will be full of solid, sound advice. This is why Suzie was chosen as an expert advisor for the HFMA, and why she was selected to front a number of the HFMA’s consumer campaigns in 2022. A very deserved recipient”.
Sawyer has successfully dovetailed an early PR career with her work as a nutritionist, to creatively educate and communicate science-based nutritional knowledge. She has written for many national, consumer and trade titles including Woman, Woman’s Own, Natural Products Magazine, Closer, The Daily Mail, Bella, The Express, Fitness Magazine, Platinum Magazine and many online titles. She also regularly provides expert comment across all media channels. Sawyer has spent over 20 years passionately delivering her knowledge to motivate, educate and empower people to take control of their wellbeing.
She commented, “I’m really proud to receive this award from the HFMA in recognition of my media work over the last 20 years. I’m so passionate about the topic of nutrition and the absolute need to provide accurate, science-backed and accessible information to the consumer, in order to motivate people to manage their health and wellbeing.”
Image: Suzie Sawyer receives the HFMA Health Journalist of the Year. She is pictured with HFM executive director, Graham Keen (right) and Steve Mann, HFMA chair