Renita Lam is a Registered Dietitian practicing in the GTA including Toronto and Markham. From an early age, Renita loved food. In fact, it’s difficult to find a childhood photo of Renita that doesn’t feature her holding onto something edible. She entered dietetics for two main reasons: 1) to help others eat foods that they love while also receiving proper nutrition; and 2) to have a socially acceptable reason to think and talk about food all day.
Her educational background includes:
- Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences and Psychology (Queen’s University)
- Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition (Western University)
- Master of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics (University of Toronto)
- Dietetic internship (University Health Network)
Renita has an interest in body weight perceptions and sustainable diets. She has presented her research at conferences including the Canadian Obesity Summit and the Congress for Canadian Association for Food Studies.
In addition to counselling clients, Renita also teaches nutrition at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry and is a member of Dietitians of Canada.