Education: Health Science(Dietetics), University of Pune
Over 13 years of experience
Registered dietician/nutritionist with the board of the Indian Dietetic Association (IDA)
Certified diabetic educator recognised by Indian Diabetic Federation (IDF)
Co-writer of Nutritional Secrets Book
Content writer for customised renal friendly recipes and health articles for the largest chain of dialysis units.
Mrinal began her career in nutrition as an in-patient dietician at a leading multi-speciality hospital in Pune, Maharashtra. After completing a post-graduation in dietetics, she pursued Renal clinical nutrition as her chosen field of speciality. She is a co-author of Nutritional Secrets: Diet for Early stages, Dialysis and Post-Transplant and co-writer and editor of Nutritional Secrets: Recipes for Early stages, Dialysis and Post-Transplant. She also has a publication in her name in the Indian Journal of Nephrology.
She also has two years of experience working in maternity and childcare units, guiding new moms to plan their post-partum nutrition.
Mrinal has worked as a wellness consultant with reputed MNCs to create awareness among their employees on the importance of healthy eating and making the necessary lifestyle modifications. She trained the F&B departments in corporate houses in healthy and sustainable cooking practices. She educated them about the need to standardise the portion size and plan the monthly menu based on balanced meals and seasonal surplus as per the recommended dietary allowance.
After graduating in food technology from Kolhapur
University, Mrinal completed her Master’s from the School of Health Sciences, specialising in dietetics, in 2008. Mrinal is a certified diabetic educator under International Diabetic Educator Program recognised by the International Diabetic Federation (IDF). She is also a certified nutrigenomic counsellor.
Are oral protein supplements helpful in the management of malnutrition in dialysis patients? Indian J Nephrol. 2013 Jan-Feb; 23(1): 1–4. doi: 10.4103/0971-4065.107185
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