Who are we?

We are a group of qualified nutritionist/dietitian believe in smart eating and sustainable diet.

Dr. Soma Chakrabarty

wellness munch who we are

Dr. Soma Chakrabarty is working in the field of nutrition for more than last 10 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 a supplementary food using our kitchen waste which matches the nutritional profile of other commercial formula available in the market. Eventually that become her doctoral thesis and got awarded in 2017 from University of Calcutta.

Dr. Soma has worked as nutritionist in both health care industry as well as in development sector. Experience of working with organisation such as Talwalkars (Kolkata), Child In Need Institute (Kolkata), Naandi Foundation (Hyderabad) and international organisations 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 believe that food wisdom does not come only with an academic degree but also with experience and with an open mind. She always keep herself open for the knowledge exchange which might help her to grow her food sense and you to develop a sensible and sustainable eating behavior to attain lasting wellness.

Dr. Sagarika Chakraborty

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 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 realisation forces her to start her new career as a Nutrition Blogger.

Food is the basic right of anyone. Good food is the basic key for 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. Dr. Sagarika believes that Food is a resource, it should be utilized judiciously to prevent diseases and to avoid medicine. Know Your body’s basic demand, know your food, adopt a healthy food habit to keep the lifestyle diseases at bay.

Akhila Yallapragada

Akhila holds a Post graduate diploma in clinical nutrition and dietetics from Apollo health education and research foundation. She is into this field since a year.She worked as an intern at Apollo hospitals, Hyderabad. She is trained in both inpatient and outpatient dietetics department. She did nutritional assessment, diet planning  and clinical counselling for individuals with Hypothyroid, Diabetic mellitus, Hypertension and kidney dysfunctions. She worked actively in menu planning at health camp conducted by Apollo in  the villages of Chittor and Ranga Reddy District for pregnant and lactating women.

Akhila was into agricultural biotechnology but destiny had different plans and her strong passion towards nutrition and food sciences got her into clinical nutrition field. Having a strong background in biochemistry and human genetics she acquired a deep knowledge in the statistics specific to whole body macro-nutrient and micro-nutrient metabolism and its relation to metabolic diseases. Coming from 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 is continuing her studies to understand how Nutrition can alter the gene expression. Understanding Nutrition at genetic level can be helpful in treating and preventing various disease states especially Cancer.

She doesn’t encourage 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. She emphasizes more on health gain than just loosing weight.This can only be possible by Sustainable diets.She is all happy in to help her clients who are ready to lead healthy, happy and nourishing life through Wellness munch!