Proteins: Getting the right balance for muscle & heart health

Anita Bean, Lynne Garton

Wednesday 19th October 20:00–21:00 BST

Proteins: Getting the right balance for muscle & heart health

Anita Bean, Lynne Garton

Wednesday 19th October 20:00–21:00 BST





Research has long indicated that we need to treat cholesterol at a much younger age if we are going to make any significant risk reduction in cardiovascular disease. In fact, evidence has shown that 29% of peopled aged 25-34 years and 45% aged 35+ already have elevated cholesterol levels. But how do we motivate younger age groups to consider their cholesterol levels? In this event, we will be exploring how to engage a younger audience with cholesterol lowering messages..

As healthcare professionals, we are aware that the 30-35+ age group is typically less receptive to cholesterol lowering messages but is often more receptive to protein, muscle and fitness messages.

Protein foods are an important part of fitness and muscle health, but they can also be a major contributor to saturated fat in the diet, which is a primary risk factor for elevated cholesterol.
One way to engage younger, health-conscious groups in conversations about cholesterol is to talk about the types of protein that are important for muscle health and emphasise the importance for heart health at the same time.

In this webinar, we’ll be joined by leading registered sports nutritionist, Anita Bean, and dietetic advisor for HEART UK, Lynne Garton, for a webinar demonstrating how HEART UK’s Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan © (UCLP©) can be used to bring cholesterol-lowering top of mind with 30-35+ year olds in an engaging and relevant way.

The session will cover:

  • Why we need to focus on this age group and what the evidence says
  • Practical tips to engage with younger audiences
  • How simple recipes and swaps using the UCLP© can make including healthier plant and alternative proteins low in saturated in the diet easy​

We’ll be starting the session with a presentation of the evidence with our chair, Lynne Garton, which will be followed by an extended Q&A session with both Lynne and Anita. The webinar will finish with Anita giving a short practical demonstration of simple recipes and swaps to bring the learnings to life in the MyNutriKitchen.


  • Why it’s important to ​for 30+ year olds to lower cholesterol
  • The impact of different types of protein foods on cholesterol
  • The flexibility and adaptability of the UCLP©
  • The prevalence of high cholesterol in the 30+ year old age group
  • Potential government initiatives for cholesterol-lowering in this age group
  • HEART UK National Cholesterol Month
  • Communicate enticing messages to this audience
  • To direct clients and patients to the UCLP© for credible and practical tips and advice
  • To provide practical high protein dietary advice that will lower cholesterol

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Melissa Mogor
Expert Speaker

Anita Bean
Registered Nutritionist


Anita Bean is an award-winning registered nutritionist, internationally published author, health writer and former British bodybuilding champion. She specialises in sport and exercise nutrition, is the author of 30 books, including The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition, The Vegetarian Athlete’s Cookbook and her latest title, The Vegan Athlete’s Cookbook. She is also the nutritionist for the London Marathon, RideLondon and Good Housekeeping magazine.

Melissa Mogor


Lynne Garton RD
Consultant Dietitian for HEART UK


Lynne is a Registered Dietitian, who having worked both in the NHS and industry now runs her own nutrition consultancy. In this capacity she has been involved in a number of initiatives communicating the benefits of plant-based eating. She is also Dietetic Adviser for HEART UK, the cholesterol charity, where she provides advice and support on all dietary matters related to heart health.

Melissa Mogor


Tanya Haffner
CEO, Registered Dietitian, MyNutriWeb


Tanya Haffner's biography

Tanya is an Irish born, UK trained dietitian and nutritionist. She previously founded Nutrilicious Communications, the first solely dedicated nutrition communications agency in the UK, which has supported multiple change agents in food and health over 20 years. Now, the culmination of her mission to help everyone to eat well is the award winning MyNutriWeb.com, which uses all her experience and network, curating and running authentic influential learning and dialogue events, including traditional conferences, policy, networking, and training opportunities. Supporting and empowering all health professionals and other change agents in food with nutrition matters is in Tanya’s view, critical to improving citizens health whilst also helping to protect our planet. Tanya was awarded the Caroline Walker Trust Award for Freelance Nutritionist of the Year 2021 which recognises distinctive and outstanding work in promoting public health which maintains and advances the standards of food and nutrition. Tanya has recently taken up the role of chair of the BDA Sustainable diets group and is looking forward to working with the BDA to help advance the professions impact on sustainable eating.


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This webinar is being run in association with the science and nutrition team at HeartUK, Alpro and Quorn

Heart UK The Cholesterol Charity


HEART UK is the UK’s only cholesterol charity, providing support, information and influencing services for families and health professionals.

About Alpro
Alpro UK are committed to helping everyone to enjoy eating well for health & planet.
Alpro has dedicated web pages created for health professionals committed to plant-based sustainable resources.

About Quorn Nutrition

The Quorn Nutrition website provides a range of evidence-based resources on sustainable nutrition primarily for health professionals such as RNutr and RD, as well as students, and other HCPs interested in the wonders of Quorn’s mycoprotein and its effect on our health. Healthy and sustainable food is at the heart of what Quorn does and it is their philosophy that the health of our bodies and the health of our planet can no longer be separated.

The Quorn nutrition team invites you to explore their peer-reviewed, world-leading scientific research programme, learn all about their main ingredient, Quorn’s mycoprotein, and discover how you can help those wanting to reduce their meat intake. Visit www.quornnutrition.com to find out more, and you can also follow them on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date.

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