I'm Ria! Nice to meet you.



Food Engineer


About Ria 

I’m an evidence-based holistic nutritionist with a Master’s degree in food engineering and applied science. I’m also a YouTuber and a surface designer.

As you can tell by my background, nutrition/food is something I am passionate about. However, my interests lie far beyond nutrition. Eating well is just ONE piece of the puzzle when it comes to good health and a happy life. On my site and my Youtube channel, I share tips to live a healthy and positive life from all different aspects – not just nutrition. Join me in living the whole happy life!

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Get To Know | RIA

Favourite COLOuRS:   Blue, blue-green, anything beachy! And pink! 

Can’t Live Without:   My cats, Kendi and Caiyo (who are on the YouTube channel). And my supportive hubby (without him I wouldn’t be able to do what I do!).

signature style:   Minimalist outfits with stripes or polka dots. I also love star patterns!

Best Advice:   Do what works for you, not others.

favourite travel destination:   South of France.

Favourite cuisine:  Thai, Indian and Mexican.

where i’m from:   Canadian citizen with South Asian (Indian) ethnicity.


my education + experience

bachelor’s degree:   Chemical Engineering (Hons.) from the University of Toronto.

MASTER’S DEGREE:   Chemical Engineering with a specialization in Food Engineering from the University of Toronto.

MY THESIS TOPIC:   Double fortification of salt with encapsulated iron and iodine.

scientific publications:  2

nutrition designation:   Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.) from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

experience:   Risk consultant, business analyst, recipe developer, food blogger/photographer, magazine editor, nutritionist, surface designer and YouTuber!

my favourite quote

Strive for progress, not perfection.

Are you Ready To live the whole happy life?

Find me on YouTube for practical tips on how to live a healthy + positive life!