I am a Registered Dietitian and a full member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA).
I have over 6 years of experience working within the food and nutrition field. I have experience working within the NHS, public health organisations, non-government organisations, academia and research.
I have assessed individuals from different ethnic backgrounds, various age groups with different types of medical conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, cancer, liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease. One of my roles as a Dietitian is to use evidence-based information on nutrition to help individuals manage their conditions and optimise their health and nutrition.
I am also a Doctoral Researcher – I am currently doing my research focusing on appetite and texture modified diets in older adults. Prior to this, I was involved in a public health study, which investigated the prevalence of junk food adverts near schools in a London borough in view of the high rates of childhood obesity in the UK. This study gained a lot of interest and I had the opportunity to present findings at the Houses of Parliament and at the University of Warwick for the Annual Public Health England conference in 2019. I am currently waiting for this exciting piece of research to be published in a nutrition journal.
When I am not assessing individuals or doing research, I like to write for different online magazines and news forum. I have written nutrition-related articles for The Conversation, which is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community. I have also written for Huffington Post, Thrive Magazine and Life Hack. Some of my articles have been republished in The Independent News and Yahoo News.
I speak at various events that focus on improving the wellbeing of young people – particularly those from black and minority ethnic groups. I provide ethnic-specific nutrition advice and information. I also have a social media platform entitled ‘Tai Talks Nutrition’ on Instagram – I create eye-catching infographics and provide general health information and debunk common myths and misconceptions on diet and nutrition.
My role as a Dietitian is very multifaceted. I have different skill sets that I can utilise to help people make positive healthy eating and lifestyle choices.