About me

Aruna Mallya

Expert Nutrition and Diet Consultant with a demonstrated track record of helping clients make healthy lifestyle choices. I help my clients in evaluating their food and exercise habits and develop a plan to gain control on their weight and lead a healthy life.


Education

Bachelors of Science ranking 1st, Family and community Science (FCS) and Botany, Sri. Avinashilingam Institute of Homescience and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore.


Specialization

  • Human Development
  • Food Science
  • Family relationship and Population Education
  • Nutrition
  • Meal Management in Health and Disease ( Dietetics)

Additional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Information and System Management from Aptech ( Passed with Distinction)
  • Six months certificate course in Advanced Computer Programming from SSIL, Bangalore ( Passed with Distinction)

Professional Experience

Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, KMC Hospitals, June 2010-till date
Responsible for defining therapeutic diet food for patients according to their ailments, planning individualized diet plan to target Renal, Diabetic, Dyslipidemia, Obesity, Liver and Infertility areas.

Independent Dietician June 2005- till date
Practicing Dietician helping clients in designing food habits and diet menus and menus for occasions. 

Weight Management Consultant, VLCC December 2009-May 20, 2011
Led the department tasked with planning weight management diet plans. Responsible for formulating individualized programs for clients using a scientific approach to analyze food habits, body compositions.

Dietician, Talwalkar’s Mangalore June 2007-December 2009
Counseled clients on the importance of diet, reviewed their current food habits and exercise habits. Designed individualized diets and provided ongoing consultation. Represented Talwalkar’s as a dietician for Femina Miss India Contest to grade the fitness of the contestants and planning individualized diet plans.

Consultant Nutritionist at Rx Life
Counseled clients at Life Style Modification centre in Mangalore. Helped devise diets and monitored the progress of clients on an ongoing basis.

Resident Dietician at A J Heart Hospital, Mangalore June 2001- July 2003
Working closely with Heads of the Cardiology and General Medicine Department consulted with patients regarding their diets and lifestyle changes. Responsible for starting diet food plan for all Cardiac patients in the hospital.

Consulting Professor, Moti Mahal College of Hotel Management
  • Took Courses for students working towards their Bachelors and Master Degree.
  • Child Development Instructor,Karnataka State Council for Child Welfare, Madikeri.
  • Counseled teachers on development aspects of newborn and toddlers in the low income community.

Community Engagement

  • I am also frequently interviewed on Akashavani, Mangalore on topics like Importance of Good Food Habits, in maintaining good health, preparing Healthy Vegetarian Dishes for different seasons. I was also interviewed in a Call-in live program HELLO KMC, were special emphasize was given on importance of diet in diabetes.
  • I regularly write articles for a Kannada Local Newspaper Udayavani and I will be shortly starting a nutritional column in Arogyavani educating people the importance of modification of diet in everyday life. My intention of starting this is to give the readers a low calorie healthy recipe every week, so that they can modify their eating habits and lifestyle.
  • I write this blog to cover topics ranging from healthy diet, special ingredients and sharing some interesting life experiences that raised awareness of healthy eating.
  • You can visit and subscribe to the blog to get the new posts at http://maintaindiet.blogspot.com
  • I am also working with publishers to write educational booklets on eating habits which will be published shortly and will be available with all the local bookshops of South Kanara district.