Dr. Antonella Grima M.D. M.Sc. Pg.Dip. is the founder of the Health and Nutrition Centre in Luqa, Malta.
She qualified as a Medical Doctor at the University of Malta in 2005. She subsequently specialised in Public Health Medicine and obtained a Master of Science degree in Public Health at the University of Malta in 2009. As a Public Health Specialist, Dr. Grima has been instrumental in several local public health initiatives, including drafting of the National Cancer plan, roll-out of The European Health Interview Survey, as well as the organization of a number of seminars and initiatives focussing on breastfeeding and weaning. Her Masters dissertation focuses on the relationship between knowledge, diabetic control and diabetes-related distress among adult Maltese diabetics. Her areas of interest and expertise in the sphere of public health include health promotion, disease prevention, hospital informatics and statistics.
In 2014, Dr. Grima obtained a Postgraduate diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Malta and was subsequently recognised as a Registered Nutritionist by the Maltese Council for the Professions Complementary to Medicine.
Her solid background in Medicine, Nutrition and Public Health has enabled Dr. Grima to become a valid authority on Health and Nutrition. She has made several contributions on health promotion and nutrition in a number of media, including newspapers, magazines, online publications and television appearances.
While she has an all-rounded and evidence-based approach to disease prevention and nutrition, she enjoys focussing on weight loss, longevity, chronic disease prevention, weaning and childhood nutrition, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Dr. Grima is also a mother to a young family who enjoys family time, preferably in the countryside or by the sea. Her hobbies include jewellery-making, crafts, DIY and painting. Pastimes also include keeping abreast with the latest trends and developments in food and health, experimenting with recipes and ingredients, and developing healthy and practical alternatives to recipes.
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