Hi, I’m Purvi.
I LOVE FOOD
and I love to eat.
I belong to a family of lacto-vegetarian food lovers. In childhood, I avoided eating vegetables, regularly opting for foods high in fat and sugar. As a teenager, I was overweight and was often picked on and ridiculed. Love for food and fighting weight gain was one of the primary reasons I decided to study nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Growing up, I had access to a limited variety of foods. While studying food and
nutrition, I explored foods that I never knew existed. Later, working in a hospital
helping kids and their families deal with multiple nutrition-related medical
conditions, I observed a significant disconnect between their awareness of a
variety of healthy food available in the area and their nutrition knowledge.
As a mother of two young kids, I am always in search of fresh, healthy, fun,
nutritious meals for my family just like most parents. However, we know that it
takes a lot of patience and time to provide our kids with the opportunity to
explore fresh foods in the area.
Master of Science- Clinical Nutrition, San Jose State University
• Master of Science, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
• Servsafe Certified
• Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
• Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group
• Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group
What I Believe
No one is born to eat healthily – it is a gradual lifestyle change that can be brought about with lots of love, patience and time.
There are no right or wrong foods - some foods are healthier for you than others, and we are better off consuming more of those.
That all kinds of food can fit into a
There is no good or bad food – it is all about maintaining a balance.
A healthy relationship with food is the key to remain happy.
Involving kids in planning their meals will lead them to make better-informed food choices throughout their lives.