Shweta Khandelwal

Dr Shweta Khandelwal is a trained and experienced researcher working in the public health and
nutrition space in India for the last 2 decades. She has an honorary affiliation-Senior Public Health
Nutrition Expert, Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) Delhi. She also holds a Visiting Scientist
at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Until April 2023, she was the Head, Nutrition
Research at the Public Health Foundation of India, where she served for more than 15 years. Shweta
is an invited Adjunct faculty for many colleges all over India (TNAU, Ambedkar University, SVT
College, etc), where she teaches maternal child nutrition, nutrition policy, 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 the Indian
population, etc. As an inaugural cohort member of the Women Lift Health fellowship, Shweta is a
sincere advocate for gender equity and women empowerment especially in nutrition. Shweta strives
to push for holistic, multi-sectoral and integrated interventions and solutions when it comes to PHN.
She is an invited speaker in the area of food environment, food systems, climate change and
nutrition security. In addition to more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals, she has
contributed to more than 200 media pieces including 70 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.

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