Sep 25, 2021
Episode 53: Let's Talk Nutrition (with Lakeisha Wilson)
For this week's episode I am joined by Lakeisha Wilson, who has spent the last 21 years working as an educator and Public Health Nutritionist, to have a chat about nutrition. She has a wealth of knowledge on topics such as weight management, diabetes, breastfeeding, healthy eating in the workplace and providing diabetes and hypertension education. Lakeisha's passion for nutrition inspires us to be intentional about knowing our risk factors and aware of ways to counteract them for ourselves and our families through preventative approaches.
Mrs. Lakeisha Wilson has a twenty-one-year career as an Educator and Public Health Nutritionist and is registered with Allied Health Professions and Pharmacy Professions Council, Turks and Caicos Islands. She received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia and her Teacher Training at Shortwood Teachers’ College, Kingston Jamaica. She is a certified Lactation Consultant and Food Safety trainer and is a member of the Caribbean Association of Nutritionists and Dietitians (CANDi).
Mrs. Wilson is currently employed within the Turks and Caicos Government’s Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services. She is responsible for coordinating nutrition promotion and disease preventing activities; developing guidelines, protocols and policy documents; conducting nutrition training for students and professionals in health, education and other sectors; preparing newsletters, articles and other publications.
Lakeisha Wilson has been a featured speaker at conferences, lectures, schools and corporations across the country. She has spoken on countless topics such as weight management for adults and children, diabetes, breastfeeding, healthy eating in the workplace, and has provided diabetes and hypertension education to other healthcare professionals, patients, and corporate executives.
She is a regular contributor to GEEMS Magazine and her nutrition expertise is regularly featured in the media, including PTV8 News, local newspapers and on the Health Matters Show aired on Radio Turks and Caicos (RTC). Her ability to translate science so that people understand their unique biochemistry, and can develop a life-style that is personal and practical, are very empowering components of her work.
Lakeisha is married and a proud mother of two lovely daughters, Ai’yana and Ala’a. When she isn’t helping patients, you can find her at home baking a batch of oatmeal cookies for the little ones.
*“It’s not about the quick-fix, it’s about everlasting health.” Don’t “find the way”, “find YOUR way.”