India & SOUTH ASIA Network
Active since 2014, the Indian NNEdPro Network is a collaboration of dietitians, doctors, academics, medical and health educators, researchers, students, professional associations and other key stakeholders across India. NNEdPro manages its key activities in India via the Laketown Scientific Research and Clinicians Association (Remedy Clinic Study Group [RCSG]) based in Kolkata, India. The RCSG is a non-governmental organisation with independent governance and in an exclusive partnership as the principal Indian agency of the NNEdPro Global Centre headquartered in the UK. Since 2020, the Network also has representation from Bangladesh and Nepal.
The Strategic Goals for the India Network are:
Medical Nutrition Education
Nutrition Research and Education for Food Systems Education
‘Non-Communicable’ Disease and Malnutrition Prevention
Teaching Kitchen Project: Bhavishya Shakti
The Teaching Kitchen is a mobile multi-purpose space that serves as a community hub for malnutrition screening and prevention, health promotion, and disease prevention and a safe haven within the urban slums.
Improve awareness (Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices) of diet diversity and disease prevention
Measure indicators of nutritional health
Use cooking skills as a medium for education
Provide resources and signposting for food security
Promote social empowerment and impact preventative health
Download the Teaching Kitchen Update
TIGR2ESS Flagship Project 6
TIGR2ESS focuses on education, empowerment and entrepreneurship leading to improved human nutrition, health and wellbeing.
NEPHELP India and Medical Colleges Project
This project evaluates nutrition knowledge and stress mapping among first year MBBS students in four different medical colleges in Kolkata and subsequent intervention through nutrition education and lifestyle management. Results for this initiative will be presented soon.
Urban Slum Dwellers Project
This project assess the current nutritional status of children between 6 to 12 years in a Kolkata slum and educates mothers through nutrition education workshops. Findings from this project will be published in peer-reviewed journals in the next few months.
Articles & Newsletters
Learn about the Network in India from
To learn more about the India network and the work going on, please browse through the following Articles & Newsletters about the network.
Combatting COVID-19 blog in Indian languages mapped to areas of NNEdPro work
People & Leadership
c/o Chhaya Bhanti
c/o Prof Ramanjit Kaur Johal
c/o Dr R. Padmaja
c/o Prof Srijit Mishta
University of East Anglia
c/o Prof Nitya Rao
University of Cambridge
c/o Dr Shailaja Fennel
Kannan Raman, Lead (Exec)
Sanchita Banerjee, Project Officer & Deputy Network Lead
Debashis Chakraborty, Network Secretary
Asim Kumar Manna, Network Intern