24 June 2007

My Profile

I would like to introduce myself to my readers. A brief profile of mine here should give you some background on me.

Aruna Mallya

Education
Graduated with Distinction in Family and Community Science(FCS) & Botany from Avinashilingam Institute of Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore.

Specialization in

  • Human Development
  • Food Science
  • Family relationships and Population Education
  • Community and Social Service (CSS)
  • Nutrition
  • Meal Management in Health and Disease (Dietetics)

Additional Qualifications

Diploma in Information and System Management from Aptech (passed with distinction)
Six month certificate course in Advanced Computer programming from SSIL, Bangalore (Passed with Distinction)

This is helping me a lot in utilizing technology to provide better service.

Professional Experience

  • Currently, Resident Dietician at Talwalkar’s Mangalore, responsible for counseling the clients on the importance of diet, design individualized diets and provide ongoing consultation
  • Currently, Practicing Independent Dietician with clients in Mangalore, Karnataka
  • Currently, Consulting Nutritionist at RX Life, the Lifestyle Modification centre in Mangalore.
  • Currently, Conduct sessions at various schools, companies about good food habits and the importance of a good diet.
  • Currently, Diet consultant to families in deciding a healthy menu for occassions like marriages, parties, corporate occassions.

Some of the things that I have done recently around the diet, food

  • Interviewed on Akashvani, Mangalore on topics like Importance of Good Food Habits in maintaining good health, preparing Healthy Konkani dishes.
  • Worked as a resident dietician at A. J. Hospital in the Cardiac department working closely with Heads of the Cardiology and General Medicine Department.

  • Worked as a Consulting Lecturer at Moti Mahal College of Hotel Management teaching Bachelors and Masters Students for 1.5yrs

  • Worked as a Child development instructor in Karnataka State Council for Child welfare

Along the way in talking at different people and fielding questions from people on variety of diet related topics I realized that I had enough content to write a book on the same. The topic of the book would be (you guessed it) Healthy Eating. Unknowingly people have for years continued to make bad choices in terms of food and the ingredients that go into them. The book will attempt to address some of those misconceptions and guide people to healthy diet and consequently healthy living. It will also serve as a ready reference for people to design their cooking with healthy ways while continuing to enjoy all richness of South Indian cooking. It also delves into strategies on designing healthy menus for special occasions like marriages and festivals.

Send me an email at if you like to be updated when the book is ready.