Education - Received both my Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Master degree in Family Consumer Sciences from Western Michigan University.
Passions – Educating consumers and unraveling the mysteries of healthy eating and wellness.
Inspirational Scripture – 3 John 1:2
Dear Friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you even as your soul is getting along well.
Hobbies – Scrapbooking, making No-Sew blankets, traveling
Favorite Food – Barbecued chicken
Fun Fact - Went white water rafting down the Colorado River
Leatta Byrd MA, RDN
Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, Food and Nutrition Educator; experienced in clinical, public health and community nutrition with in-depth knowledge of modern principles, practices in dietetics education, program delivery of; cost effective nutrition education; focus on promoting behavior changes; improving resource management and food safety certification for restaurant management. Board member of the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics serving as the Diversity and Inclusion Liaison.
Named Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association, “ 2021, Outstanding Dietitian of the Year “. Active member with the Michigan Academy. 2015 President of the Southwest Michigan District Dietetic Association. 2018 Secretary/Treasurer of the Michigan Academy; Diversity and Inclusion Liaison for the Michigan Academy 2020-present.
Memberships – National Organization of Blacks in Dietetic’s (NOBIDAN), Diversify Dietetic’s, National Restaurant Association
Resident of Southwest Michigan who has a great passion for helping individuals, families and communities.
People can and do benefit from knowing what foods to eat in order to maintain health and wellness. Recommending healthy food choices is necessary but it does not provide a complete picture. For many, nutritional information is just too confusing.
I believe if people are taught basic nutrition and they begin to understand the connection between the food they eat and the effects it has on individual health and weight status, it can motivate and empower people to make changes in their food choices which equips individuals with the knowledge they need to shop for wholesome foods and prepare tasty meals and snacks that are within their food budget. This will have a positive effect on their lifestyle, health and wellness.
Seraphim Nutrition LC can assist people in reimagining their favorite foods including cultural foods which contain daily nutrient requirements.