A Little about Me...
About Kimberly Suraj, Registered Dietitian
Ever since I was a child, health and fitness was always important to me. I participated in school aerobics competitions and just loved being active.
What got me even more interested in food and healthy eating was when my grandmother, a Type 1 Diabetic, ended up at the hospital and almost went into a coma!
In researching ways to prevent low blood sugars, the phrase "managing your diet"
kept coming up.
It was then I switched Degree programs from Biochemistry to Nutrition and Dietetics.
My hobbies are trying new recipes, dancing, and learning new things.
- Dietitian - Diabetes Association of Trinidad & Tobago, 2014-2017
- Board Member - Nutritionist and Dietitians Board of Trinidad & Tobago 2015-2018
- Treasurer - Trinidad & Tobago Assoc. of Nutritionists and Dietitians (TTANDi) 2015-2016
I currently work at NCRHA while simultaneously managing a nutrition, diet and weight management private practice at various locations, which include Occupational Health Solutions (Lange Park, Chaguanas), Evolution Fitness Gym (Chaguanas), Rampersad's Medical Centre (Freeport), and Trincity.
I have also written nutrition education articles for Heartline News and Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago Magazine. I have worked in a variety of capacities as a Registered Dietitian (RD), including in the areas of cardiology, paediatrics, medicine, surgery, intensive care, eating disorders, oncology and diabetes units.
My special interests and specialty include helping patients in preventing and managing diabetes, heart disease, medical nutrition therapy for epileptic kids, and weight management.