Kara Landau “Travelling Dietitian” is a highly respected Australian Accredited Practicing Dietitian,
Author, and Founder of the prebiotic gut health brand – Uplift Food – Good Mood Food, based in
New York City, USA.

A previous spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia, and now the nutrition advisor
and media representative for the Global Prebiotic Association, Kara specializes in the connection
between diet, gut health and mood, and the vital role of prebiotic fibers and resistant starches;
Regularly requested to provide expert opinion on gut health and psychobiotics in the USA &
Australia, Kara can be found quoted throughout titles such as Shape, Elle, Elite Daily, Bustle,
Womens Health, Mens Health, Readers Digest, MSN, Yahoo, and more.

Founding Uplift Food – Good Mood Food: The world’s first dietitian created functional food brand
to focus exclusively on the mood supportive benefits of gut healthy prebiotics, Kara’s mission it to
continue to educate, inspire, and make eating a prebiotic rich diet easy and enjoyable to all those
that she can encounter.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Kara’s journey, why she decided to become a dietitian and how her entrepreneur journey started
  • How Uplift food began and what’s next for this prebiotic gut health brand
  • Mental health and food, how does nutrition affect your mood
  • Kara’s challenges and obstacles creating a food brand from the bottom up
  • The crucial steps in running  a food manufacturing company
  • The transition to moving to the USA from Australia, what the major differences are in dietetics
  • Important things to consider as a business owner
  • Kara’s top tips for budding dietitians considering going into product development
  • How to turn set backs into success – Kara’s advice to stay prescient and just keep going
  • How to stay humble and make things happen!
  • What key characteristics and habits Kara thinks are essential to keep her on to of her game
  • What is next for Kara, her new gut health focused cookie range

To learn more and connect with Kara:


  • Bachelor Nutrition and Dietetics (Monash University, VIC) – APD, AN
  • Masters Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Swinburne University of Technology, VIC) – MEI
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness (Australian Fitness Academy, VIC)

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