KIMAYA JOSHI (SHE/HER)
Kimaya is passionate about food, healthcare, and staying curious.
She combined her interests in biochemistry, food science, and health education to earn a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and dietetics from Saint Louis University. She also graduated with minors in public health and interdisciplinary healthcare education - the first program of its kind in the nation. Her dietetic residency was completed at a Chicagoland hospital and then passed the board exam to become a Registered Dietitian, the nutrition medical professional.
Currently, she resides in sunny Los Angeles and continues to provide medical nutrition therapy in a hospital setting. Her previous focus areas included: cardiopulmonary conditions, geriatrics, spinal cord injury, and dialysis. Her current clinical specialties are: diabetes management, GI/digestive concerns, IBS, alternative diets, and diverse cultural foods.
Outside of clinical nutrition, Kimaya has implemented multiple community health programs and has over 6 years of food industry experience. From growing produce from seed and serving in boutique restaurants, to assembling hospital meals and reviewing elder residential care facilities as a food service inspector, she is well-seasoned with food in all stages of farm to table (to body).
FODMAP for IBS Certified - Monash University (creators of the Low FODMAP diet)
Certificate in Treating Gluten Related Disorders - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Insulin Therapy Certified - Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
Certificate in Integrative and Functional Nutrition - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Dementia Capable Care Specialist – Crisis Prevention Institute
Publication Co-author - A Guide: How Medical Nutrition Therapy Can Improve Diabetes Management
Conference Speaker - Food Justice and Diabetes, National Healthcare for the Homeless Council Policy Symposium
Webinar Speaker - Diabetes and Homelessness
Co-creator and director - Junior Green Youth Farm, Roberti Community House
Program Facilitator - Fuel up to Play 60, multiple sites
Consultant - Challenge 22