Updated: Oct 20, 2020
The global obesity epidemic is increasing with each passing year, and a new report shows that about two billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. That's about 30% of the world's population. Also, chronic health conditions like diabetes are rising. Much of these can be attributed to our health and lifestyle habits
This makes a clinical dietitian’s role very crucial. Clinical dieticians provide a comprehensive assessment of the clinical and psychosocial conditions of each patient to determine their nutritional requirements and prescribe the right nutrition for them. As a trusted guide to healthy eating, they use their scientific knowledge of food and human nutrition to help patients and indeed everyone – be it individuals, groups or communities – maintain and achieve good health.
As they say, we are what we eat.
We interviewed Ms. Manonita Jain, who is a clinical dietician and social media influencer from Delhi creating awareness about adopting healthy lifestyle. Inspired by her mother, she is inspiring more than 10k people through her Instagram, Youtube and Facebook pages.
Tell us about your business
I am a Clinical Dietitian, I do counselling and planning a balanced diet for my clients. I am also the founder of Nourish Diet, healthy food products. In today’s busy schedule and lifestyle, many of us intentionally or unintentionally tend to eat junk food. But more and more people everyday are also getting aware that adopting a healthy lifestyle is very important. As a dietician and nutritionist, I help individuals looking to adopt a better diet and help them with balanced diet plans for their daily needs.
From where did you get the inspiration to start the business?
I am inspired by my mother to work and start my own business of Nourish Diet. The most rewarding part of my job is getting insight into my client's experience and how they are benefitting from my suggestions.
From how many years are you in this business?
More than 3 years.
Do you think, women are having more business opportunities because of changing social environment or not?
Yes. Today we have many highly educated women in society and they inspire people around them to get proper education and work for a better life.
What are the social environmental factors that have increased the prospects of women entrepreneurship?
Self-confidence, their value in society, equal opportunity jobs. These are the factors that encourage women to start their entrepreneurial journey.
How would you like to educate other women to take up entrepreneurship roles?
Making them aware about the opportunities available. Also working towards developing their self-confidence is very important.
What are your plans in terms of your business?
I would like to grow as a clinical dietitian and inspire people to lead a healthy nutritious life. I am also working towards expanding my brand Nourish Diet.