About Me


Registered Dietitian with over 40 years of professional experience in the clinical, corporate and communication spaces.  Trained in India and overseas. Active in national and international dietetic associations with leadership positions in the past.  Media presence for the last 27 years.  Formerly, a successful nutrition entrepreneur, an editor, a public speaker and a blogger.  Currently working independently as Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, Advisor, Anchor, Speaker and Writer.


  • Registered dietitian
  • Renowned Diet, Nutrition and Wellness Consultant in India
  • Adjunct faculty, Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal (February 2023 onwards)
  • Nutrition Consultant for Buddhist Monasteries under Geluk International Foundation (January 2022 onwards)
  • Founder of Nutrition Nectar – a webinar series to enhance nutrition and health awareness (May 2020 onwards)
  • Co-founder of Nutrition Connect, on Clubhouse, which hosts discussions on food and nutrition to build synergy for a healthier future (August 2021 onwards)
  • Invitee Guest Member of the ICDA Board Communications Committee (Sep 2020 to Sep 2024)
  • Member, Advisory Board of Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (Dec 2019 onwards)
  • Board Member – International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA) from Sep 2016 to Sep 2020
  • ICDA Representative for India Sep 2016 to Sep 2020
  • National President of the Indian Dietetic Association from Jan 2015 to Dec 2018
  • Completed post graduate studies in Mumbai in 1983
  • More than 40 years of professional experience
  • Certified in Sports Nutrition
  • Certified in Advanced Ayurveda Dietetics
  • Worked in various hospitals in Mumbai and Bangalore from 1984 to 1999; again from 2012 to 2015
  • Delivered numerous lectures at IT & BPO companies, schools, NGOs, public sector companies and many other organizations
  • Invited speaker at various national and international conferences
  • Several Nutrition Programs / Interviews / Expert Views on Radio, Television, Print Media and Online Media since 1996
  • Worked on various nutrition-related projects from 1997 to 1999; again from 2012 to 2014
  • Columnist for The Times of India, Bangalore, from 1996 to 2014
  • Columnist for the magazine Food Lovers, Bangalore, from 2007 to 2012
  • Articles on nutrition published regularly in Deccan Herald since 2021
  • Worked as an associate of Dr. Hans Diehl, Director, Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Loma Linda, California, in his research-oriented Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP)
  • Trained and certified in Vancouver, Canada, to be a facilitator for CHIP
  • Founded N I C H E ® in January 2000, a pioneering nutrition consulting firm that provided consultancy services for Corporate Health with a focus on Prevention & Lifestyle Intervention
  • In October 2008, N I C H E ® merged with an online nutrition consulting firm, in which I was Director – Wellness, till July 2011
  • National Vice-President of the Indian Dietetic Association (Jan 2007 to Dec 2010)
  • Board Member – International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA) from  Sep 2008 to Sep 2012.  Re-elected to the Board from Sep 2016 to Sep 2020.
  • ICDA Representative for India (Sep 2008 to Sep 2012) and Sep 2016 to Sep 2020
  • Editor – ICDA newsletter from September 2008 to November 2016
  • Core team member of Women Business Leaders Forum (WBLF), a pioneering initiative of Confederation of Indian Industry (2008 to 2009)
  • Member of the interim board of Commonwealth Dietitians and Nutritionists Association (CDNA), since November 2010
  • Bangalore Chapter President of Indian Dietetic Association (2003 to 2006)

Current Work –

  • Advisor
  • Consultant
  • Anchor
  • Speaker
  • Writer

Client Profile – 

  • IT Companies
  • PR Companies
  • Food Companies
  • NGOs

Annual / Life Memberships

  • Indian Dietetic Association
  • Nutrition Society of India
  • Indian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • Association of Food Scientists and Technologists India
  • Home Science Association of India
  • Colitis Crohn’s Foundation India
  • Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine