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Katya Galbis, LD DipACLM

Proprietor, Veggisima platform for vegetarian nutrition information and recipe development for Spanish-speaking people

State Coordinator Chair, Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Membership Chair, Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Translator for health and nutrition educational materials between languages

Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell

Katya Galbis, LD DipACLM was born and raised in Mexico, and earned her bachelor’s degree in nutrition science from The Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico City.  After graduating, she moved to the U.S. and became a Licensed Dietitian in the state of Florida, an international member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and a member of the Orlando Dietetic Association.  She is professionally credentialed as a Diplomate in Lifestyle Medicine by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and also earned certificates in Vegetarian Nutrition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and in Plant-based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell.  She has long served the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in a variety of ways, first as its Florida State Coordinator and in recent years as both its Membership Chair and its national State Coordinator Chair. 

Katya has worked both in clinical and community settings, however her passion lies within the social media arena, targeting and educating native-Spanish-speaking people regarding the health benefits of plant-based diets.  For many years she has shared recipes she develops, experiences, lifestyle tips and nutritional information on various social media platforms, and on her own website Veggisima.com, reaching the public and health professionals alike.  As a bilingual dietitian, she has also for two decades worked part time for Food and Nutrition Translations with a group of dietitians from different countries, being responsible for translating health and nutrition materials into Spanish.  She transitioned to a plant-based diet gradually over a 10 year period and has been vegan for about a decade.  She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.