Registered Dietitian (RD) with a Doctorate in Science (Ph.D). Her thesis was-Effect of Diet counseling and Diet counseling and Exercise on subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. She also has a Diploma in Software Systems Analysis and Design apart from qualifying to be a teacher.

Dr.Dharini Krishnan


  • Consultant Dietitian in her own Clinic at Mylapore, Chennai.
  • Consultant at Laksha Hospitals, Chennai.
  • Consultant at various websites giving online diet advice.
  • Giving Radio and TV programmes on diet and Nutrition.
  • Giving articles and comments in the Print media such as Newspapers and magazines.
  • Secretary, Ecoscience Research Foundation and working towards the organic movement.
  • Life member of the Indian Dietetic Association (IDA)
  • Life member of the Nutrition Society of India (NSI)
  • Life member of the Indian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ISPEN)
  • Consultant at Sri Lakshmi Poly Clinic
  • Training dietitians and students in her software DIGEST
  • Runs a Nutrition Care Centre for Heinz Nutrition Foundation India


  • Former Chairperson of the R.D. Board of the Indian Dietetic Association.
  • Former National President of the Indian Dietetic Association.
  • President of the Indian Dietetic Association - Chennai Chapter.
  • Corporate counselling in house for employees of companies like Lanson Toyota and Sify
  • Research Assistant for 4 years at the U.S. Wheat Associates Project - Women's Christian College, Chennai.
  • Consultant Dietitian at the K.J Hospital, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai.
  • Tutor to the hospital administration students, nurses and doctors of the K.J Hospital.
  • Assistant Professor for the Post Graduate Diploma course in Dietetics and Hospital Food Service.
  • Guided students for their Post Graduate Research Work.

You can download Dr.Dharini Krishnan's Curriculam Vitae here.

  • A few of the clients who have DIGEST installed:
  • National Institute of Nutrition.
  • Xcode Life Sciences.
  • Army Sport's Institute, Pune.
  • CMC, Ludhiana.
  • T.B. Institute Chennai and Madurai - UNICEF Project.
  • YRG Care Centre for AIDS, Chennai.
  • Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai.
  • Dietitians abroad and in India.
  • Manipal Care and Cure at 5 centres across India.