Dr Verena Tan is an experienced dietitian with more than 14 years of diverse and well rounded experience in medical nutrition therapy, clinical research, product formulation and development, writing and education.
She has extensive experience in providing expert clinical nutrition advice to manage the diets of health conditions in areas such as cardiology, diabetes, gastroenterology, geriatrics, intensive care medicine, weight management, renal nutrition and many more. In particular, she has special interests in infant and maternal nutrition, and cardiovascular health. She is also passionate about the emerging and exciting role of nutrigenomics in preventative health.
Awarded the prestigious Singapore Public Service Commission Scholarship, Dr Tan attended King’s College London, UK where she graduated top of her cohort, with a FirstClass Honours Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition. With a Ministry of Health scholarship, she subsequently earned her Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney, Australia. With a passion to find better and scientifically-proven ways to help people eat well and live healthier, she decided to embark on her doctoral study. In 2016, she completed her Ph.D. from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore on an A*STAR scholarship. Her doctoral (Ph.D.) research focused on carbohydrate quality and metabolic function and has since authored over fourteen scientific publications and presentations.
Dr Tan believes in an integrated approach to good health by focusing on the whole person and empowering individuals to be their own health advocates. Her philosophy is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach; but rather a lifelong lifestyle of being active and making sound food choices. With a plethora of (mis)information in social media, her goal is to share nutrition knowledge, sieve out facts from untruths and make science simple to guide everyday applications.