Lekha SreedharanMSc, PGCPN, PhD Scholar
Ms. Lekha Sreedharan, is a pioneer in Paediatric Nutrition andHeads the
Department of Dietetics at Apollo Children’s and Women’s Hospitals, Chennai,
India. She is also the National Honorary Secretary for IAPEN India Association
For Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She has a vast experience spanning 23years
in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. Ms Lekha is currently pursuing Doctor of
Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Nutrition at Bharathiar University, India and the
area of research is Paediatric Crohn’s Disease.
Her main areas of work encompass evidenced based practise in Paediatric
Nutrition and her expertise includes Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support,
Nutrition management of Cardiac disease, Crohn’s disease, Malnutrition, Anorexia
Nervosa &Fussy eaters. She is involved in implementing the systems and protocols
to ensure the best Clinical practices in Nutrition in her Hospital. She secured first
place at state level for clinical research in IAPEN Quality Award 2021.
Ms.Lekha was the Key note Speaker in Infancy Conference 2018 held at Atlanta
USA. She has presented papers at various national and international forums
(ESPGHAN 2019 Glasgow UK,WGOGAT2018,Thailand,ESPGHAN
2017,Prague,WCPGHAN 2016,Montreal,Canada, WCPGHAN 2012 Taipei,
She has contributed articles in Journals, Nutrition in disease Update Series
and Newsletter,Co-authored chapters in Diet for children, delivered lectures and
interview on topic related to Nutrition in Television and Newspapers. She has also
been involved in the release of Apollo Clinical Nutrition Manual and Dietitian’s
Pocket Books on Basics of Clinical Nutrition for Adults and Paediatrics.