Dr. Soma Chakrabarty is working in the field of nutrition for more than the last 12 years. She has explored and experienced the entire range of malnutrition- ranging from under-nutrition to over-nutrition.
Being a student of food and nutrition since graduation, she has always prioritized developing her own food knowledge beyond just calorie, carbohydrate, and fat. She made an effort to develop supplementary food using our kitchen waste which matches the nutritional profile of other commercial formulas available in the market. Eventually, that becomes her doctoral thesis and got awarded in 2017 from the University of Calcutta.
Dr. Soma has worked as a nutritionist in both the health care industry as well as in the development sector. Experience of working with an organisation such as Talwalkars (Kolkata), Child In Need Institute (Kolkata), Naandi Foundation (Hyderabad) and international organizations like Unicef, Save the Children, World Bank on multiple projects has given her opportunities to explore rural India, interacting with farmers and agricultural labors, understanding the ground scenario of food production as well as the ecosystem which in turn nourished her own knowledge on food and nutrition
Dr. Soma strongly believes that food wisdom does not come only with an academic degree but also with experience and with an open mind.
Dr. Sagarika Chakraborty is working in the field of Food Science and Nutrition for the last 14 years. She was in the teaching profession for the initial 6 years of her carrier during which she closely interacted with the common nutritional problem of school-going kids and college-going students.
She has wide exposure to the nutritional problems of the poor community of the West Bengal as she has worked as a State Level Nutritionist in the Department of Social Welfare and Women & Child Development of Government of West Bengal. She was entrusted to monitor the whole nutritional situation of our state and worked hard to develop new nutrition strategies for the betterment of the health and nutritional status of the poor people within their limited food availability and medical facilities and economic constraints. Gradually she shifted totally in the research field of Food Science, working as a researcher in the last 7 years. She attended nutrition seminars, workshops and national conferences on a regular basis. She published five papers in 4 international journals and 1 national journal. She was awarded her doctorate in Food and Nutrition (Home Science) from the University of Calcutta (C.U.) in 2017.
After working a long time in the different fields of Food Science and Lifecycle Nutrition, Dr. Sagarika Chakraborty realizes that the knowledge of Nutrition is useless if it is confined within the person, it should be spread in the whole community to make the knowledge of Food and Nutrition fruitful. This realization forces her to start her new career as a Nutrition Blogger.
Food is the basic right of anyone. Good food is the basic key to good health. And undoubtedly, good health is our prime wealth. Right food actually acts as preventive medicine. Any disease, either it is chronic, or acute, greatly reduces our quality of life. Disease invites short-term or long-term medication which not only incurs extra medical expenditure but also adversely affects our general health.
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Akhila holds a Postgraduate diploma in clinical nutrition and dietetics from Apollo health education and research foundation. She is in this field for a year. She worked as an intern at Apollo hospitals, Hyderabad. She is trained in both inpatient and outpatient dietetics departments. She did a nutritional assessment, diet planning and clinical counseling for individuals with Hypothy-roid, Diabetic Mellitus, Hypertension and kidney dysfunctions at the outpatient department in Apollo.
Akhila was into agricultural biotechnology but destiny had different plans and her strong passion for nutrition and food sciences got her into the clinical nutrition field. Having a strong background in biochemistry and human genetics she acquired a deep knowledge in the statistics specific to whole-body macronutrient and micronutrient metabolism and its relation to metabolic diseases. Coming from the agricultural background she did research on how organic foods are beneficial than conventionally grown counterparts in terms of nutrients such as antioxidants.
She always motivates to encourage locally grown food for better health. She doesn’t encourage the usage of supplements and crash diets. She believes the blend of traditional food wisdom and modern nutritional science is necessary for healthy body and mind.
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