Indra Balaratnam - Consultant Dietitian, Founder & Owner of Indra Balaratnam Nutrition has 25 years of experience in the field of foods, nutrition and dietetics. She runs her own private practice, where she conducts dietary counselling, community nutrition workshops and consultancy for corporations.
Educating the community
Her area of dietetic interests are prevention and management of diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer, post-surgery recovery, weight management, pregnancy & women’s health, childhood nutrition and nutrition for active people. Indra’s keen interest in the profession also sees her invited as an expert speaker and trusted key opinion leader for professional conferences, corporate wellness programmes, workshops, healthy recipe development, television and radio talk shows.
Indra believes in educating the community to be more mindful of their health and nutrition. In this respect, she writes a fortnightly column in The New Straits Times called “Eat Well” and contributes to The Vibes, an online newsportal. Her educational healthy cooking videos is shared with the public on YouTube and on her FB/Instagram page. Indra is the co-author of the nutrition cookbook “Healthy Eating – Recipes for the Asian Palate” (Times Edition Marshall Cavendish 2004) and “Healthy Family Meals” (Marshall Cavendish Cuisine 2008).
Indra holds professional memberships in the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association, where she is a Past President (2011/2012); and International Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (USA); and a member of Lung Cancer Network Malaysia.