Markita Lewis, MS, RD

Markita Lewis, MS, RD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Health and Wellness Writer

Education

  • University of Georgia: Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition, Dietetic Internship
  • Louisiana State University: Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Food Sciences (Dietetics), Minor in Psychology
  • University of South Florida: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate

Experience

  • Clinical Inpatient Dietitian at LAC+USC Medical Center
  • Clinical Outpatient Dietitian at LAC+USC Medical Center
  • Writer for various health and wellness websites and professionals

Professional Accomplishments

  • Published research article in journal PLOS One titled “Cross-sectional analysis of obesity and serum analytes in males identifies sRAGE as a novel biomarker inversely associated with diverticulosis.”
  • Led poster presentations and sessions at scientific and professional conferences on a variety of nutrition-related topics

Certifications

Registered Dietitian, Commission of Dietetic Registration

Affiliations

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Society for Health Communication

Personal Quote

“Personal wellness is a journey, and it may not look the same for everyone. Have an open mind and heart when finding the movement, foods, and lifestyle that helps you thrive.”

Background

Markita Lewis is a registered dietitian with over 5 years of experience in the field of nutrition and health.

Markita started her career as a clinical dietitian at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. There, she provided patient-centered medical nutrition therapy to adults and pediatrics in settings ranging from critical care to outpatient nutrition counseling.

Currently, she works as a freelance health and wellness writer for a variety of nutrition and wellness brands. Markita enjoys the freedom and versatility that comes with this specialty, and the magic of making science accessible to the public.

Prior to her professional career, Markita completed a combined masters and dietetic internship program at the University of Georgia. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University in Nutrition and Foods Sciences, concentrating in dietetics with a minor in Psychology.

Research was a strong focus of her academic career, completing several research projects at LSU as a McNair Scholar and as a participant in Michigan State University's SROP program.

Social awareness and cultural competency are also very dear to Markita’s heart.

Throughout the years, Markita has been involved in organizations for minority and multicultural professional development, and organizations that support the culture and needs of people with marginalized identities.

In addition to her professional writing, Markita runs her own blog platform called Wellness and Chill, where she examines the intersections of wellness, culture, and the arts.

When she’s not writing, you can find Markita reading a book, playing a table-top RPG, doing aerial silks, or enjoying the arts and outdoors.

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