Kimberly Suraj, Founder and Director, Dragonfly Nutrition
From a young age, health and fitness were always important to me. I competed in aerobics, sports, and generally enjoyed being active.
What got me even more interested in food and healthy eating was witnessing first hand, my grandmother's struggle with Type 1 Diabetes.
In researching ways to prevent low blood sugars, "managing your diet" was a common theme.
I decided to pursue a career in Nutrition and Dietetics to help people manage and even prevent diabetes, heart disease, provide medical nutrition therapy for epileptic kids, and assist with weight management.
I also enjoy trying new recipes, especially healthier alternatives to traditional junk foods, pilates, dancing, and exploring the outdoors.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree (2010) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, a post-graduate diploma in Institutional Community Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the West Indies Trinidad and Tobago, and a post-graduate Diabetes Educator Certificate from The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Canada.
I am also specialized in Digestive health wellness, and managing clients suffering from Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Also, I have a great interest in managing children who are epileptic.
I'm registered with The Council for Health Professionals Related to Medicine, Registration Number 767
National 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
Specialized Diabetes educator
Diabetes pump educator
Specialized in Digestive health wellness, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
I currently work at NCRHA while simultaneously managing a nutrition, diet and weight management private practice at various locations, which include Offices in Trincity, on Caroni Savannah Road, Chaguanas, Occupational Health Solutions (Lange Park, Chaguanas), Rampersad's Medical Centre (Freeport), and I am also available for House Visits or Online Consultations.
I have also written nutrition education articles for Heartline News, Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago Magazine, Trinidad Guardian, Trinidad Express, and Catholic News TT Newspaper. I have worked in a variety of capacities as a Registered Dietitian (RD), including in the areas of cardiology, pediatrics, medicine, surgery, intensive care, eating disorders, oncology and diabetes units.