Taranjeet and I met in the USA. We were neighbours when we both lived in Oregon, and have been friends for the past 5 years and have a lot in common. Though we come from different professions, we have almost similar ideas when it comes to food, nutrition and cooking healthy versions of the regular ‘desi khaana’!
We both have ‘picky eaters’ as kids and have been for years exchanging recipe ideas that we can get the kids to eat.
When the idea of this website came about, at the behest of a lot of my former clients who had been asking me for private online consultations, she was the first person to come to my mind since handling a website is not exactly my cup of tea. Who better to handle it that her who is a trained IT professional.
SWETA UCHIL-PUROHIT: Indian Dietitian Online/ Nutrition Consultant
An Indian dietician with over 15 years of experience, home maker and a full time mom, Sweta is very passionate about Food and Nutrition.Having worked as a clinical dietitian at Manipal Hospital,Bangalore she has a thorough knowledge of planning diets for Diabetics, renal patients, cardiac patients, PCOS as well as obesity.
Her thoughts about the nutrition problems faced by Indians living abroad- “Having lived and worked in 3 different continents, it always amazes me how different cultures perceive nutrition and what is categorized as Healthy dietary habits. I have a deep understanding of Indian diets and that of other South Asians (Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans, Nepalis) based in their home country as well as around the world.In my personal experience, I have realized that Indians settled abroad face with slightly different dietary challenges which include – finding a dietitian who understands Indian diets and can prescribe Indian based diet charts with the occasional inclusion of some Western foods. Sometimes the problem lies in the simple fact that visiting an Indian dietitian in person, who is affordable and easily accessible is not feasible. But with an Indian Dietitian available for consultations online, it doesn’t matter which part of the world you live in!
To know more about Sweta Uchil-Purohit check: Indian Dietitian Online Sweta Uchil-Purohit
OR Log into your Linkedin and check out: Sweta Uchil-Purohit (Online Dietitian and Consulting Nutritionist)
This website is the gift of my loving and supportive husband who has continued to encourage my passion-which is and will always be food, nutrition and fitness!”
TARANJEET – WEBMASTER
An IT Professional by training, Taranjeet has worked in the telecom sector with companies like Wipro and Alcatel-Lucent before moving to USA. She has always been interested in website development and designing and is glad that she now has an oppurtunity to take this hobby to another level.
In her words- “I am just as passionate about Food and Nutrition as I am about photography. As a mom and wife I want make sure that my family is healthy and was lucky to get Sweta as a neighbour. We have shared recipes and discussed at length the challenges faced by us in nurturing our ‘fussy eaters’. This got us thinking that there will be many others who could benefit from our expertise and hence we decided to collaborate our skills to make diet consultation accessible over the internet”.