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Looking for an articulate, well-researched speaker on prenatal nutrition or gestational diabetes? You’re in the right place.

Lily Nichols is an experienced speaker on the topics of prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes, both for the lay public and professional audiences.

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The Carbohydrate & Pregnancy Controversy

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Lily was a terrific speaker and I would have her back again in a heartbeat! It was easily the BEST presentation on prenatal nutrition we’ve hosted thus far. She really knows her stuff and it shows. Lily has a great speaking style, very low key and clear. She does not rely heavily on notes/slides and seems to be very comfortable on stage, which comes across to the audience. I’d recommend her to anyone needing education around prenatal nutrition and/or pregnancy and diabetes.
Miriam Erdosi
MSW, Associate Director Program Services, March of Dimes, California Chapter
Lily has spoken for our group numerous times on topics related to prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes. She is professional, sincere, passionate and engaging. She always follows through and gives more than is required. Feedback from our attendees has been overwhelmingly positive. We will certainly invite her to speak at future conferences.
Joann Henry

RN, MSHS, CEO of SSEP (Sweet Success Extension Program)

I recently invited Lily to speak to my group, BabyTalkLA. Having never met Lily before, I did not know what her presentation style would be. She was very easy to follow, addressed attendee questions, and seemed to make all the mothers to be in the room feel comfortable. I would absolutely recommend Lily as a speaker. She is great as a session leader and I know she would be fantastic one-on-one. She does a great job of figuring out what each individual is interested in and addresses those needs. When you work with Lily, you know you are getting someone who is an expert in this very specific field—exercise and nutrition, prenatal and postpartum.
Vanessa Karubian Saxe
Founder of BabyTalkLA, Los Angeles, CA
I attended several of the talks that Lily gave at the Diabetes and Pregnancy National Research Conference last month in Anaheim. I wanted to say thank you! I thought that the information that you provided on Vitamin D and pregnancy and lactation was really interesting and very applicable to the population that I work with on a daily basis. Thank you again for all the great information.
Allison Tallyn, RD
As a former WIC program manager, I saw firsthand how conventional prenatal nutrition policy needed an improvement. Lily Nichols’ approach is not only evidence-based, but delicious and approachable. She’s also an articulate, engaging speaker.
Jessica Beacom
RD, Co-founder of The Real Food Dietitians

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Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and sensible. Her bestselling book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (and online course of the same name), presents a revolutionary nutrient-dense, lower carb approach for managing gestational diabetes. Her work has not only helped tens of thousands of women manage their gestational diabetes (most without the need for blood sugar-lowering medication), but has also influenced nutrition policies internationally. Lily’s clinical expertise and extensive background in prenatal nutrition have made her a highly sought after consultant and speaker in the field.

Lily’s second book, Real Food for Pregnancy, is an evidence-based look at the gap between conventional prenatal nutrition guidelines and what’s optimal for mother and baby. With over 930 citations, this is the most comprehensive text on prenatal nutrition to date.

Lily is also creator of the popular blog,, which explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition.

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.