Dr Shweta Khandelwal is Head, Nutrition Research at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Delhi. With double masters and a doctoral degree, she is an experienced public health nutrition researcher working in the maternal child health and nutrition space in India for the last 17 years. Shweta teaches nutrition epidemiology especially in relation to the rising overweight-obesity, diet related non-communicable diseases and their risk factors among the Indian population. She has served on expert government panels on topics like oils and fats, sustainable healthy diets and combating high fat, sugar and salt in Indian population etc. As a Women Lift Health fellowship awardee, Shweta is a sincere advocate for gender equity and women empowerment especially in nutrition. She is also the Lead for capacity building initiatives in Public Health Nutrition (PHN). Contributed 95 papers, 180 media pieces including 50 oped, 150 talks; won several awards in area of PHN

Current Role

Head Nutrition Research

Organisation Name

Public Health Foundation of India


Foundation or trust
Research institute research


Food systems
Public health


Food environments
Food security
Food systems
Maternal and child health
Non-communicable diseases