Based in London, Tai Ibitoye is a registered dietitian and nutrition researcher, specialising in nutritional support for adults, nutrition in rehabilitation, women’s health as well as African and Caribbean diets.
Tai provides evidence-based nutrition advice to support people in managing conditions and making well-informed decisions when it comes to their diet and health. Through her work, Tai wants to support people so that they are able to make healthy eating and lifestyle choices that are tailored around their needs.
Tai has plenty of experience assessing people from different ethnic backgrounds, various age groups and with different types of medical conditions. She is able to support people with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, cancer as well as those who have suffered from strokes.
Tai has a strong academic background and is heavily involved in research. As a doctoral researcher in Food and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Reading, Tai is investigating the influence of texture modified diets (TMDs), macronutrients and flavour enhancements on appetite and dietary intake in older adults living in the UK. Prior to this, Tai carried out research on the prevalence of unhealthy food adverts near schools and the impact this has on childhood obesity, the findings of which she presented at the Houses of Parliament and at the Annual Public Health England conference.