Dr. Verena Tan
Director and Principal Dietitian, Pinnacle Nutrition
Assistant Professor, Singapore Institute of Technology
Dr Verena Tan is an experienced dietitian-nutritionist with more than 15 years of diverse and well-rounded experience spanning clinical nutrition, academia, research and corporate work. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology, teaching the inaugural pioneer batch of BSc (Hons) Dietetics and Nutrition students. She has special interests in maternal and child nutrition together with a specialisation in the emerging and exciting area of nutrigenomics in preventative health.
Dr Tan completed her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition at King’s College London, UK, on a Singapore Public Service Commission scholarship. She graduated top of her cohort with first-class honours. Subsequently, Verena earned her master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney, Australia, on a Ministry of Health scholarship.
In 2016, Dr Tan 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 research focused on carbohydrate quality and metabolic function. She has since authored over 14 scientific publications and presentations.
Dr Tan has written for print media and has been invited to do media interviews on radio and television. With her engaging and dynamic personality, she is a highly sought-after speaker at public forums and scientific conferences.
As a mother of two rambunctious kids, Dr Tan enjoys travelling with her family. She loves coffee, chocolate, seeking out good food and cooking for the family. Her interest for nutrition runs deep and she is truly passionate about how everyone can cultivate health and well-being through nutrition.
- Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (First Class Honours), King’s College London, UK
- Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Sydney, Australia
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
professional memberships and accreditation
- Accredited Practising Dietitian (Australia)
- Accredited Dietitian of Singapore (Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association)
- International member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (US)
“Transforming your health starts from the inside out. Healthy eating is not just about knowing what to eat, it is about understanding which foods fuel your unique body and creating an environment that makes healthy eating and healthy lifestyle habits sustainable for you”.
Dr Tan believes in an integrated approach to good health through personalized nutritional advice tailored for each unique individual, coupled with a lifelong active lifestyle. With a plethora of (mis)information in social media with confusing health and nutrition messages, Dr Tan’s goal is to sieve out untruths and share expert nutrition knowledge and make science simple for everyday applications.
Pinnacle Nutrition aims to be a well-recognized dietetics and nutrition consultancy and a trusted leader in personalized science-backed nutrition in Singapore.
To help people achieve the peak of health, foster happier and healthier lives using personalized science-backed nutrition in Singapore.
We set realistic goals, give sound advice and personalize diet recommendations to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.
We cultivate optimal health by using a balanced approach to nutrition and physical wellness.
We transform lives by encouraging and supporting every client along their health journey.