Markita Lewis, MS, RD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Health and Wellness Writer
Markita Lewis, MS, RD

Education

  • University of Georgia, Master's Degree in Foods and Nutrition
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Bachelor's in Nutrition and Food Sciences, concentrating in dietetics with a minor in Psychology

Background

Markita Lewis, MS, RD is a registered dietitian and a freelance health and wellness writer practicing in the Los Angeles area.

Markita earned her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences with a concentration in dietetics from Louisiana State University (LSU).

During this time, she also obtained a minor in Psychology and an honors distinction from the Ogden Honors College.

Markita conducted research at LSU and Michigan State University (MSU) as a scholar in the McNair Scholars Program, and gave poster presentations at several university-level and national conferences including Experimental Biology.

Her collaborative research on serum biomarkers for diverticulosis while at MSU was published in the online peer-reviewed journal PLOS One.

Markita completed her Master’s degree in Foods and Nutrition Sciences and dietetic internship at the University of Georgia.

Her thesis focused on Southern cultural foodways amongst adult participants in a SNAP-Ed program and how programs could be tailored to become more culturally relevant to participants.

Markita’s career began as an inpatient dietitian for one of the largest public hospitals in the country.

While the majority of her acute care work was centered around general medicine patients, she also provided medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for a variety of patients in the Adult ICU wards and the Pediatric ICU.

After spending three years as an inpatient dietitian, Markita has transitioned her career focus to providing outpatient care within the hospital system.

She currently provides nutrition counseling and MNT to patients from several clinics across a multi-hospital system, including a Diabetes Complex Care clinic.

As a dietitian, she is committed to providing individualized and patient-centered care to empower her clients in making health choices to improve their wellbeing.

Markita has always had a love for writing, even participating in events like National Novel Writing Month to write full-length novels within the span of a month.

Early in her career, Markita decided to combine her love of writing with her passion for nutrition. As a professional health and wellness writer, Markita translates nutrition research into accessible evidenced-based articles for a variety of audiences.

In addition to her professional writing, she runs a blog called Wellness and Chill, where she expresses her views on life through the intersections of wellness, culture, and current events.

Outside of her career, Markita enjoys tabletop RPGs, performing in aerial arts, amateur nature photography, reading Afrofuturistic fiction, and is an enjoyer of the arts.