Claire Wall

Claire Wall BSc, MMedSci, RNutr (Public Health)

Senior Lecturer in Nutrition


I am a Registered Nutritionist and Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at Sheffield Hallam University, where I have worked since 2018. I have previously worked on policies and programmes to support healthier food provision for children, particularly in schools and early years settings, and this is also the main focus of my current research. 


I am a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health specialism) with an MMedSci in Human Nutrition and a BSc Hons in Biomedical Science from the University of Sheffield. Before joining Sheffield Hallam University, I spent several years in the food industry and then worked for a non-departmental government body and charity on the development and implementation of standards and guidance for food in schools and early years settings. 

I joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2018 and am a Senior Lecturer, teaching on our Association for Nutrition (AfN) accredited BSc and MSc courses. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, AfN accreditation assessor and university ambassador for the Nutrition Society.
My research focuses on food provision for children, particularly in schools and early years settings.

Senior Lecturer


Department of Service Sector Management

Sheffield Business School

Food and Nutrition

Courses taught:
MSc Nutrition with Public Health Management
MSc Food and Nutrition Sciences
BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Health
BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition




Evaluation of food provision in school-based nurseries


Mucavele, P., Wall, C., & Whiting, L. (2020). Development of HM Government example menus for early years’ settings in England. Nutrition Bulletin.

Mucavele, P., Sharp, L., Wall, C., & Nicholas, J. (2014). Children's food trust 'eat better, start better' programme: outcomes and recommendations. Perspectives in public health, 134 (2), 67-69.

Mucavele, P., Wall, C., & Sharp, L. (2013). The ‘Eat Better, Start Better’ programme and opportunities for health visitors. Journal of Health Visiting, 1 (1), 14-19.

Wall, C., Mucavele, P., & Sharp, L. (2012). Development and implementation of voluntary food and drink guidelines for early years settings in England. Nutrition bulletin, 37 (3), 251-256.

Conference papers

Wall, C., & Pearce, J. (2024). Energy and nutrient content of school lunches provided for children attending early years settings within primary schools: a cross-sectional study [abstract only]. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 82 (OCE5).


Wall, C., & Mucavele, P. (2017). Developing new example menus for early years settings in England to reflect current government dietary recommendations – technical report.

Public Health England, (2017). Example menus for early years settings in England.

Internet Publications

Action for Children, (2017). Voluntary food and drink guidelines for early years settings in England.


Wall, C., Blake, N., Bishop, D., & Gale, D. (2019). Better beginnings: embedding a best practice approach to healthy food in early years settings across East Sussex. Presented at: Public Health England Annual Conference 2019, Warwick, UK

Other activities

- Nutrition Society University Ambassador
- Association for Nutrition Accreditation Assessor

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