Dr Rekha Sharma

Country Representative and Director, International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA)

Ms. Rekha Sharma is presently the Country Representative and Director, International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA). She has over 28 years of service as a Chief Dietician at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi preceded by 3 years of service at Boston Hospital, USA.  She has been awarded "The distinguished alumni of the year 2013",by lady Irwin College, New Delhi.

 

Ms. Rekha Sharma is an active member of many national and international organizations, Nutrition Society of India, Indian Dietetic Association, Nutrition Foundation of India and the Research Society for the study of diabetes in India; Founding member Indian Society of Clinical Nutrition. She also holds the prestigious membership with the National Human Rights Commission in the Health core committee. Ms. Rekha Sharma has been a visiting scientist to many institutions abroad. Most notable among them are Beth Israel Hospital, Boston USA, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University, Boston USA, VA Hospital, Boston USA, John Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore USA. (WHO fellow), Joslin Day Care Center, Boston USA. (WHO Fellow) and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota USA As an academician she has participated in various symposia both national and International.

 

Over the last two decades, she has published ten books on the topic of diet, including “Diet Management” published 4th edition by Elsevier in 2011 and “Diabetes and its Dietary management” 3rd edition published by BI publications in 2011. Technical content for “Nutritional Therapy Guidelines in clinical practice” - Handbook for physicians , dieticians and Nurses- Published by Directorate General of Health Services , Ministry of Health and Family Welfare , Govt of India – 2008.

 

She has also written extensively on Healthy Diet and Exercise among normal and special populations. In addition she has 90 Publications in National and International Journals. Her contributions to the field of dietetics have been honoured through many awards and citations. She is the recipient of W.H.O Fellow in the field of Nutrition, 1997 Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, U.S.A. Joslin diabetes Center, Boston, U.S.A.; "Commendable service" certificate as a teacher and speaker at a structured course on diabetes Mellitus held by Indian Medical Academy of Medical Specialties, 'Dec 1997 and "Felicitation for Professional Achievements", by Department of Foods and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, during their celebration of Glorious 40 Years, January 2000.

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