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India's Best Kids Nutritionists & Dieticians

  • October 9, 2020
  • MKB Team

These are the best kid nutritionists in India

In this modern age with busy lifestyle, we often tend to eat whatever is handy and easily available. Many a times this is the case with our younger ones too. Not willingly, but many a times we do give them packed food for lunch (guilty) ultimately the occurrence of sickness increases causing obesity, diabetes, and many other health problems over the years. To overcome these, there are many trained professionals who make sure we strictly follow a healthy routine and guide us according to the requirements of our body.

These wizards are known as nutritionists. So, what exactly do these wizards do?

A nutritionist is a person who advises others on matters of food and nutrition and their impacts on health. Some people specialize in particular areas, such as sports nutrition, public health, or animal nutrition, among other disciplines.

Although people confuse the term Nutritionist's and Dietitian same, there is a thin line of difference between the two. Only nutritionists that become registered with Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) can legally declare themselves as registered dietitians.

Nutrition is important at every age. Your children need proper nutrients to stay healthy and strong. Nutrition for children can also help establish a foundation for healthy eating habits and nutritional knowledge that your child can apply throughout life.

Along with workouts, these top 10 nutritionists are the go-to people, who can help you build a better tomorrow for you and your child.

1. Dr. Shikha Sharma

Better known as a clinical nutritionist, Shikha claims that she is an allopathic doctor and a preventive health specialist first. As someone who truly believes that prevention is better than cure, her life goal is seriously advocating living a healthy and natural life. As the founder of her chain of clinics, NUTRIHEALTH, Shikha diagnoses her patients based on their constitution; no matter however long it takes to do so.

5 Diet Rules, Dr. Shikha Sharma Never Breaks


  • Think Positive Thoughts
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Eating Breakfast
  • Fidgeting more
  • Dinner before 8pm

2. Rujuta Diwekar

Rujuta is India's leading sports science and nutrition expert and amongst the world's most followed Nutritionists. She is also a best-selling author and the country's foremost speaker on health and wellness. Not to forget, she is also a Winner of the 'Nutrition Award' from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology.

Rujuta was voted as the '50 most powerful people in India' by People magazine.


Expect for the Size-Zero actress there are many others from the Bollywood industry who swear by her. A part from being a brilliant nutritionist, she is also a great author. Few books written by Rujuta Diwekar are:

  • Indian food wisdom
  • Women and the weight loss tamasha.
  • Don't lose your mind, lose your weight
  • Indian super foods
  • Notes for healthy kids and parents too

3. Ryan Fernando

Ryan Fernando is one of the best celebrity Sports Nutritionist to a host of athletes. In his effort to provide scientifically designed diets to everyone.

He set up a chain of clinics under the name of QUA NUTRITION that houses over 50 specialized dieticians.


All because of Ryan Fernando, our beloved Dangal hero - Amir Khan could attain such a beautiful body (both the weight gain and loss). To help Amir Khan attain a professional wrestler-like physique, Fernando introduced the actor to nutrigenomics- the scientific study of the interaction of nutrition and genies.

4. Anjali Mukherjee

Founding Director of "Health Total", Anjali, is also known as the official nutritionist to the Miss India contestants. Anjali is a specialist in clinical nutrition and has a PhD in alternative medicine. Anjali Mukherjee authored a book in 1997 called Healing with Food.

She is a guest editor with Hindustan Times, where she writes on nutrition for health and wellbeing.


5. Pooja Makhija

Pooja Makhija is an Indian Celebrity Dietitian who gives solutions for metabolism disorder. In other words, she can also be called as a true hard-bred nutritionist from Mumbai with an MSc in Food Science and Nutrition. Pooja inspires the new mom and the child (teenager) both by her writings in

  • Eat Delete
  • Eat Delete Junior
  • N for Nourish: make food your BFF
  • Before you give up on you


6. Raksha Changappa

Raksha Changappa is one of the most well-known dietician-cum-nutritionists of India. She is based in Bangalore. She is a published nutrition author and nutrition panelist. She is a nutrition activist who has won many accolades and awards in her professional field. She is the founder and owner of Nutrewise, a nutrition, diet and weight management consultancy in Bangalore.

She is the founder and owner of Nutrewise, a nutrition, diet and weight management consultancy in Bangalore.

She is a multi-specialized privately practicing nutritionist who handles the rarest of rare disorders (e.g. phenylketonuria, systemic lupus, avascular necrosis) and better-known disorders (e.g. obesity, diabetes mellitus) with equal expertise.

7. Ishi Khosla

A Delhi based Nutritionist is an owner of Whole Foods, a one-stop shop for nutrition needs. Ishi Khosla is a practicing clinical nutritionist, consultant, writer, researcher and an entrepreneur. She is actively involved in clinical practice at the Centre for Dietary Counseling in Delhi, where she deals with a wide range of nutrition-related health problems including obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, allergies, etc. She has recently developed the first fully Web-based weight-management program in India:


8. Shubi Husain

Shubi Husain is a renowned and highly respected personality in the Health, Fitness & Lifestyle industry. Ms. Husain is a famous Food & Nutrition Expert, well known as a Nutritionist & Lifestyle Celebrity across Asia. She has over 20 years of practical experience and practice in India and abroad. Ms. Husain comes as a recognized and trusted name in Health & Wellness Industry.

From weight loss products like Insta Trim and HS trim to her wellness clinic chain HEALTH SANCTUARY to consulting celebrities, Shubi has made a daunting impact.

9. Dr. Anju Venkat

Dr.Anju Venkat is a naturopathy expert and the current director of the Health Awareness Center, Mumbai.


She walks the talk and begins her day with a seasonal and regional fruits and indulges in fruits or fruit juices till noon, eating only till she feels full.

10. Luke Coutinho


You know we always believing in saving the best for the last! Now you would be living in a non-Instagram world if you haven’t stumbled upon the name: Luke Coutinho. Luke is a Holistic Lifestyle Coach practicing in the field of Integrative Medicine. His programs are personalized and customized according to an individual’s lifestyle and revolves around the 4 pillars of good health: Quality Sleep, Balanced Nutrition, Emotional Detox and Adequate Exercise.

He writes for leading magazines and newspapers and is an advisor on several boards, schools and also counsels. He also facilitates sessions on health, nutrition, lifestyle, disease and cancer for various organisations.

Luke has become a prominent voice and an influencer in the health and wellness sector, with his online presence and approachability via social media channels like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

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