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Clinical Nutrition & Dietary Services
The Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics department at Meitra Hospital plays a key role in improving the nutritional health and well-being of patients to optimise their clinical management. Application of principles of nutrition for promoting good health forms the core of dietetic practice at our hospital, the service being at par with international standards. A dietitian provides care when special dietary considerations are needed due to illness, injury or surgery. Our Nutritionists work with medical teams from all specialties to provide specialised, optimal nutritional support to critically ill/injured patients.

Ms. Sandhya

Chief Clinical Nutritionist & Dietetics

Chief Clinical Nutritionist with more than 17 years of clinical experience. Hands on experience in pre-opening and setting up entire department. Has a special interest in weight management programmes. Well versed in all therapeutic diets. Got trained under Chief dietitian Dr. Bhuvaneswari Shankar and Dr.Leena Saju.



  • MSc in Clinical Nutrition


Primary Location

  • Trivandrum

Languages Known

  • English, Hindi, Malayalam


  • Graduation in Home science, St. Teresa’s college, Ernakulam
  • PG Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, St. Teresa’s college, Ernakulam
  • Post-Graduation in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Kerala University


  • Observer Trainee, Dept of Clinical nutrition, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • Junior Dietitian, Dept of Clinical nutrition, Kims hospital, Trivandrum
  • Senior Dietitian, Dept of Clinical nutrition, Kims hospital, Trivandrum
  • Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Dept of Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Meitra Hospital, Calicut

Awards & Recognition

  • Done Articles, Talks etc. in both Malayalam and English in Print & Audio-visual media.
  • Attended Annual National Conference of Indian Dietetic Association, Gujarat chapter.
  • Attended Annual National Conference of Indian Dietetic Association, Kolkata chapter
  • Was part of a workshop on Art of Diet Counselling by dietitians at KIMS Hospital Trivandrum.
  • Attended XL Annual National Conference of Indian Dietetic Association, conducted by the department of dietetics CMS College, Kerala chapter.

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