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Raksha Changappa, is an award winning Indian dietitian-nutritionist, based in Bangalore, India. A nutrition activist and nutrition advocate, she is also a published nutrition author, and nutrition panelist, amongst others.

Raksha has the unique privilege of being the only nutritionist with the most nutrition awards/accolades, amongst all the privately practicing dietitians and nutritionists of the country. She is also the best multi-specialized privately practicing nutritionist in India, owing to the fact she handles the rarest of rare disorder (e.g. phenylketonuria, systemic lupus, avascular necrosis) and better known disorders (e.g. obesity, diabetes mellitus) with equal expertise.

Her diet consulting proficiency spans most nutrition sub-specialties like pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric and sports. This apart, the spectrum of nutrition and diet consulting services offered by her has few equals, even in private practices abroad. Nationally acknowledged as the foremost nutritionist, Raksha is the most sought after diet expert in India.

::: Academic

Raksha Changappa is one of the best nutrition and dietetics qualified in the business, with five plus years of academic exposure to the subject via formal, full-time, Bachelors and Masters degrees. She is also amongst the few nutritionists in the Indian private practice, with a Bachelors degree in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics. She is currently pursuing her PhD (Nutrition Sciences) related to the broad topic of `Weight Management and the Urban Indian Woman'.



MBA (Marketing), Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore.
MSc (Food & Nutrition), VHD Central Institute, Bangalore.
BSc (Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics), Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.

::: Professional Background

Raksha Changappa has seven plus years of professional experience, exclusively in the nutrition field and spanning academics, nutrition research, management and diet consulting.

She started her career as a lecturer in Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. Her responsibilities included conducting nutrition/dietetics classes (theory/practical) for BSc (Nutrition) students, guiding research projects of final year undergraduate nutrition students and handling Value Education classes.

Raksha later worked as a nutrition faculty in the educational institute of a top slimming and beauty company and also served as institute head for the same. Her role included conducting nutrition/dietetics classes for the full time course students, coordinating the nutrition correspondence courses, management of the functioning of the institute as a whole (including administration, enrolment, promotions).

Post this, she worked in managerial and senior managerial positions, in the healthcare oriented, independent profit centers of the same company. Her responsibilities included heading large teams comprising of dietitians, doctors and physiotherapists with the aim of enhancing and managing healthcare service delivery to all customers.

::: Awards/Commendations

A university first rank holder and a triple gold medalist in her MSc (Food & Nutrition), Raksha was felicitated for her excellence in nutrition & dietetics in her BSc too

She has also won many prestigious nutrition awards, including the award for being a meritorious nutritionist, instituted by Indias illustrious eye surgeon, the late Padma Bhushan Dr MC Modi. She was presented the same, by the then Governor of Karnataka, Padma Vibhushan Shri TN Chaturvedi.

        Nutrition Awards

        :: Padma Bhushan Dr MC Modi Award for Meritorious Nutritionist, 2005.

        :: University 1st rank & Gold Medal, MSc (Food & Nutrition), 2004.

        :: Dr B Susheela Lingaiah Gold Medal, for highest marks in all branches of MSc, 2004.

        :: Gold Medal for highest marks in MSc (Food & Nutrition), 2004.

        :: Nirmala Rao Award, for Best Nutritionist, MSc (Food & Nutrition), 2004.

        :: Atria Hotel, Bangalore, Golden Jubilee Award, for Best Nutritionist, BSc (Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics).

        Nutrition Commendations/Other Recognitions

         :: Certificate of Commendation for academic excellence, (MSc), Kodava Samaj, Blr, 2005.

         :: Letter of Commendation for her work as a Nutrition & Dietetics professional, by Smt Prema Cariappa, then                Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Ex-Mayor, Bangalore, 2005.

         :: Letter of Commendation for her work as a Nutrition Lecturer, by Dr Sr Jesuina, then Principal, Mount Carmel              College, Blr, 2005.

         :: Letter of Commendation for her work as a Nutrition Researcher, by Dr AM Natarajan, ex HOD, National Dairy              Research Institute, Blr, 2005.

         :: 1st position, ITC-PFNDAI, inter college Nutrition Quiz, Blr, 2003.

         :: Letter of Commendation for her work as an undergraduate student of Nutrition and Dietetics, by Prof Shobha               Kumar, ex HOD, Dept of Nutrition, Mount Carmel College, Blr, 2002

::: Training and Nutrition Research

Raksha has trained in clinical settings of reputed hospitals and also done extensive work in the field of nutrition research.


        :: Mallya Hospital, Bangalore.

        :: Wockhardt Hospital & Heart Institute, Bangalore.

        Nutrition Research

        :: Study on breastfeeding and weaning practices in urban Indian women. Private Body, Blr.

        :: Research project on nutritional status and dietary intake of adolescent female athletes. Bishop Cottons Girls              School, Bangalore.

        :: Research on thermised shrikand (an Indian sweet) including functional foods and probiotics. R&D laboratory,               KC  Das pvt ltd, Bangalore.

::: Expert Panels

Raksha Changappa is on the Expert Panel of the following bodies/organizations:

        Doctor NDTV

::: Nutrition Activism and Nutrition Advocacy

Nutrition activism and advocacy is a concept hitherto rare in India and as a pioneer of this in the country, Raksha`s aims is to bring it into focus. An area close to her heart, its her way of giving back to society. Know more about nutrition activism and nutrition advocacy on her blog.

::: Clientele

Raksha Changappa has a global client base and has amongst her Indian clientele- business magnates, top management of well known corporates, sports persons, celebrities, business houses and NGOs. Owing to the confidentiality clause, its not feasible to list the names of her more famous clients on this website.

::: Media

Raksha Changappa is a published nutrition author. Her interviews/articles/quotes have appeared in Times of India, Bangalore Mirror, DNA, Deccan Chronicle, Asian Age, New Indian Express, Femina, Complete Wellbeing, Good Housekeeping and more.

        Read them all here

::: Connect with Raksha

On Linkedin at,
On Twitter at, where she regularly tweets tips, anecdotes, insights and quotes on nutrition.
A nutrition activist and nutrition advocate, Raksha blogs on these lines and on everything nutrition at,


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