Shantel Taylor White
Owner and Founder of the SHEtrition Program
What’s up, ladies! Man, am I happy to see you here.
From the ripe old age of 14, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life. I know, I’m one of the lucky ones. No switching majors 4 times, or having a mini breakdown in college every semester wondering what I wanted to do, I knew.
It was 8th grade career day, and as all my classmates raced out of the room to go visit adults that were placed around the school to give insight about their vocations in order to spark some sort of interest within us, I was stumped- looking down at a list, not knowing what on earth I was interested in. My home room teacher walked over to me, and suggested a nutritionist/dietician because I was active in nearly every sport, and “liked food” (don’t we all). After probing about what it was, a little spark ignited inside of me. That was it! I wanted to be a nutritionist.
Fast forward almost 9 years later, and I graduated with a degree in Nutrition and Food Science- concentration in Dietetics, and a minor in Psychology.
I realized shortly after graduating, and working in a dreary doctor’s office that there wasn’t a ton of help in the black community that focused on diet, and lifestyle (specifically women). I wanted to change that. I wanted to teach my community to make realistic changes, to help them reach the goals they set, and break generational habits that surrounded mental health.
So, I took a leap of faith, and started my own business. From there, Shantel Taylor Nutrition was born, and shortly after, my second baby, the SHEtrition Program.