Lalitha Taylor, ’05 BSc(Nutr/Food)
After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 19, Lalitha Taylor’s desire to help prevent and manage her disease, as well as provide other individuals with a greater quality of life, prompted her to become a dietitian. She is now a senior dietitian with Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network and offers nutrition services through her own company. Taylor is a national spokesperson for the nearly 6,000 members of Dietitians of Canada and contributes regularly to radio, print and media events, including CTV2’s Alberta Primetime
and Global Edmonton. She has created educational videos, volunteered at public hospitals in Peru and South Africa and received awards for her many contributions. Taylor donates time to her local community, including Youth Empowerment and Support Services, the Arthritis Society, Ronald McDonald House, Red Willow Community Church and the U of A nutrition program, where she mentors students. She is passionate about strengthening the health of communities through nutritional education and shares her knowledge at daycares, schools, churches and community organizations.