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My Journey and Inspiration

We are who we are as a culmination of all our past experiences. I grew up in India and my fondest memories of food revolve around my mom’s home cooking. I was raised on a vegetarian diet filled with plant-based foods, beans, lentils, spices, herbs. Food that was rich in flavor and nutritious. Fresh produce for the day was carefully selected by my mom to create wonderful family meals. My Creative and health conscious mom used left overs and repurposed them into delicious meals. She was and continues to be my inspiration for my passion in food and nutrition. I learned that cooking from scratch does not have to be a complicated process. Being a dancer and model, I realized the close relationship between what I ate, how I felt and performed. Love for food+science+passion for helping and working with people=my start and interest in the field of Nutrition. I strongly believe that food is nourishment and enjoyment. I love working with my clients and the media in sharing my passion for enjoying real food in our busy lives. Having a son with multiple, severe, food allergies, I understand how overwhelming and scary that can be. However, as a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in food allergies I can help you address day-to-day issues while allowing you to thrive and enjoy “safe” foods without compromise on nutrition. I bring both my personal experience as well as wealth of knowledge and experience. Being a lifelong vegetarian, I am passionate about helping people enjoy more plant-based foods. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or someone who simply wants to enjoy more plant-based foods, I would be honored to guide you in this journey. Are you trying to eat more meatless meals but are not sure how to make flavorful, tasty meals that are satisfying for your family? Contact me, lets get started with a consult… Being diagnosed with diabetes can be quite overwhelming. There is a lot of confusing and contradictory information–whether you should avoid sugars, low carbs, low fat, high protein, etc. how can you control your blood sugars and most importantly avoid complications such as heart disease, nerve damage, kidney problems? Having family members who have diabetes and being a certified diabetes educator, I understand your frustrations and emotions connected with managing a chronic condition such as Diabetes but bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, dancing, and traveling. I love being creative in the kitchen and enjoy fine dining experiences and good wine. I am blessed to live in Southern California with my husband and two sons.

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist ​​1997 – Present
  • Certified Diabetes Educator 2008 – Present
  • Food Allergy Management Certificate  2013
  • ​Bachelor of Science, Nutritional Science and Coordinated Dietetics Program, Summa cum Laude  1997
  • Certificate in Gerontology, California State University, Los Angeles ​​ 1997
  • ​Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Madras, India   1989

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
  • CASCADE  ​
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group​
  • Kids Eat Right Volunteer​
  • Diabetes Care & Education Dietetic Practice Group​
  • Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group ​
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association)​
  • California Dietetic Association ​
  • Council on Renal Nutrition, Southern California chapter
  • Food Allergy Research & Education (formerly known as Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network) ​ 

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