About Rujuta Diwekar
Winner of the 'Nutrition Award' from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Rujuta is India's leading sports science and nutrition expert and amongst the world's most followed Nutritionists. She is also a best-selling author and the country's foremost speaker on health and wellness.
In the plethora of diet fads and fears, her voice rings loud and clear, urging us to use our common sense and un-complicate the act of eating. She emphasizes on a blend of traditional food wisdom and modern nutritional science for a healthy body and mind, best reflected through the mantra – Eat local, think global.
Her books have sold more than 1 million copies in 7 languages and continue to define the discourse on food and exercise across the country.
Academic qualifications :
Future of foods, University of Potsdam, Germany 2015
Sports dietitians course, Australian institute of Sports, Canberra 2010
P.G in Sports science and Nutrition, S.N.D.T College, Mumbai, 1999
Sadhana intensive and Teacher training courses, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta academy, Uttarkashi
Awards & Recognition :
Special guest speaker for the Embassy of India events in China, Singapore, Afghanistan, South Korea and Nepal.
Special invitee to conduct workshops for Phase 4 and 5 IAS officers at LBSSNA, at CAG India academy, National Police academy, CRPF academy, NACIN Faridabad, Maharashtra Judicial academy and Maharashtra police academy.
Winner of 'Nutrition award', Asian institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad.
Voted as the '50 most powerful people in India' by People magazine.
Amongst the only 3 Indians in the CNN Asia-Hotlist: 'People to watch out for'.
Born in a typical middle-class Maharashtrian family, Rujuta imbibed the principles of 'continuous learning' and 'pursuit of excellence in your field' by default and not from a self-help book. After her graduation, as she contemplated how to pursue her passion further, luckily the Mumbai University started a post-graduation program called 'Sports science and Nutrition' in collaboration with IIT, Mumbai. And she was on her way.
Her entire family practiced yoga as a way of life, very matter-of-factly, and this was a big influence on her. She decided to further her understanding and studied Yoga and Vedanta along with Ayurved from Sivananda Yog Vedanta forest academy. She basically applied what she learned about nutrition and exercise science to the Indian way of life in a sensible and practical way.
She continues to learn, it's never ending she says...
Website : https://rujutadiwekar.com