Lalitha Taylor is an award-winning registered dietitian and a former Dietitians of Canada National Spokesperson.
Lalitha provides corporate nutrition consultation services and is based in Edmonton, AB where she also worked as a primary care dietitian at Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network. Her experience and interests revolve around the nutrition and management of chronic disease, obesity, weight management, healthy eating, vegetarian/vegan lifestyles, and sport nutrition.
Lalitha's passion for nutrition has been present from an early age. Her enthusiasm for sports, especially competitive league soccer which she played into university, spurred her interest in nutrition to help enhance her athletic performance. After being diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disease at the age of 19, her desire to help prevent and manage disease as well as provide individuals with a greater quality of life prompted Lalitha to become a dietitian.
Recognized as an eloquent communicator, Lalitha is often called upon by the media to comment on a wide range of nutrition topics. She is a dynamic and engaging speaker and a regular contributor on Global Edmonton/National, CTV2's Alberta Primetime former Lifestyle Panel and CityTV's former Breakfast Television. Lalitha is the presenter and/or co-creator of 28 out of the 100 videos currently broadcast daily on Health Unlimited TV. She excels in the art of translating scientific nutrition research into easy to understand, practical advice for consumers and is featured in print, broadcast and electronic media across Canada.
Lalitha has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards including the following:
1) a 2015 Top 40 Under 40 designation for her work and volunteerism from Avenue Edmonton magazine;
2) a Dietitians of Canada 2016 "Association Catalyst" Member Recognition Award for exceptional contribution to the advancement of the dietetics profession as nominated by her peers;
3) a 2017 University of Alberta Alumni Horizon Award (which recognizes the outstanding achievements of University of Alberta alumni early in their careers) based on her work to educate and inspire Canadians on nutrition and healthy lifestyles; and
4) a 2017 College of Dietitians of Alberta Preceptor Recognition Award for exceptional contributions and impact to teaching and learning, role modeling professionalism, and mentoring in dietetics career planning as nominated by dietetic interns and colleagues.
Lalitha completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutritional Science from the University of Alberta. She is a member of Dietitians of Canada and the College of Dietitians of Alberta.
In her spare time, Lalitha enjoys ball hockey, soccer, running, and road-biking. She was the gold medal winner in the 2015 Alberta Triathlon Association Age Group Championship Series in Duathlon for Women 30-39 years old and also represented Canada at the 2015 and 2017 Duathlon Age-Group World Championships. She adores a delicious meal with her husband and she loves being a mom and creating concoctions with her daughter in the kitchen.