Tai Ibitoye is a Dietitian registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a full member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). She has over 6 years of experience working within the food and nutrition field. She has experience working within the NHS, public health organisations, non-government organisations, academia and research.
She has a very strong academic background as evidenced by her completing postgraduate degrees in Human Nutrition (Merit), Dietetics and Nutrition (Distinction). She is also a Doctoral Researcher (PhD) Food and Nutritional Sciences. Tai was awarded an academic prize (Maggie Sanderson Prize) in 2019 for best performing postgraduate dietetics student.
She has experience assessing 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 her roles as a Dietitian is to use up-to-date evidence-based information on nutrition to help individuals manage their conditions and optimise their health and nutrition.
She is involved in research, currently looking at appetite among the UK elderly population. She has been involved in a public health study, which investigated the prevalence of “less healthy” 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 she 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.
When she is not assessing individuals, giving dietary advice or doing research, she enjoys writing for different online magazines and news forum. She has written nutrition-related articles for The Conversation, which is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community. She has also contributed to blog posts and articles for BBC, HuffPost, Thrive Magazine, LifeHack and more. Some of her articles have been republished in The Independent News and Yahoo News.
She also has also been invited to speak at various events across London that focus on improving the wellbeing of young people – particularly those from black and minority ethnic groups and provides ethnic-specific nutrition advice and information.
She also likes exploring her creative side and entwining this with her knowledge in research and nutrition to create infographics. She posts these on her Instagram account entitled ‘Tai Talks Nutrition’. The main aims of her Instagram are to debunk common myths and misconceptions on diet and nutrition and provide general public health advice. She has been nominated for CN Awards 2020 for Social Media Personality Award.
Her role as a Dietitian is very multifaceted. Tai has different skill sets that she utilises to help people make positive healthy eating and lifestyle choices.
What People Say
Tai was the lead speaker at our event ‘The Healthy Woman Forum’ in Bulgaria. Tai delivered a powerful, passionate and informative message in a way that was both interactive and insightful. Those that attended said they felt comfortable asking her questions relating to diet and nutrition which speaks volumes about her ability to connect and engage with the audience. It was a great event and everyone that attended left having gained knowledge and practical advice that they were able to implement in their day to day lives thanks to Tai.A.Obeng (Founder of The Ladies Meeting Ministry)
Tai was an absolute dream to work with. She made the study possible with her incredible knowhow and her willingness to walk equivalent of 2 marathons during her fieldwork!F. E-Roberts (Former Public Health Manager – Healthy Environment)
Tai is a very hard-working Dietitian. She takes pride in whatever she does and always puts her patients’ and clients’ health and nutrition needs firstR.Smith (Registered Dietitian)
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