Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Institutional Area, Sector 44, Gurugram, Haryana, India
Dr Shweta Khandelwal is Head, Nutrition Research at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Delhi. She is a trained and experienced public health nutrition researcher working in the maternal child health and nutrition space in India for the last 17 years. Shweta teaches nutrition epidemiology especially in relation to the rising overweight-obesity, diet related non-communicable diseases and their risk factors among the Indian population. She has served on expert government panels on topics like oils and fats, sustainable healthy diets and combating high fat, sugar and salt in Indian population etc. As a Women Lift Health fellowship awardee, Shweta is a sincere advocate for gender equity and women empowerment especially in nutrition. She is also the Lead for capacity building initiatives in Public Health Nutrition at PHFI and CCDC. In addition to more than 80 peer reviewed articles in scholarly journals, she has contributed to more than 160 media pieces including 50 op-eds in leading international and national print and online platforms. Shweta has also won several prestigious awards, fellowships and grants in the area of nutrition and chronic diseases.