Public Health Nutrition Consultant & Former Director, Institute of Home Economics
University of Delhi
Dr. Santosh Jain Passi is an independent Public Health Nutrition Consultant. She obtained her Ph.D. in Food and Nutrition from the University of Delhi. She has nearly 43 years of teaching experience and has guided/guiding a number of Ph.D. researchers in the field of nutrition. She is Former Director, Institute of Home Economics, University of Delhi; Associate & Honorary Consultant, Nutrition Foundation of India; Honorary Professor of Public Health Nutrition at Amity University, Noida; and Head â€“ PHN Division, LSTech Ventures Pvt. Ltd., Gurugram. She was the former director of The Institute of Home Economics University in Delhi. She has been the Principal Investigator of various research projects funded by National /International Organizations like UGC, FAO, UNICEF, ICMR, ICAR, DRDO etc. as well as short term consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Bank, International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)-India etc. She has published a number of research papers & reviews, books and Chapters, articles in various National/International journals and periodicals. Dr Passi is a Life member/ Executive Member/ member of many Professional Bodies in Nutrition, Dietetic and allied areas.
Food security with special emphasis on micro nutrient rich foods; Iron Deficiency Anaemia; Iron-folate supplementation; Cooking losses of Iodine and urinary iodine excretion; Zinc status of young children; Nutrition/Health Education and Extension activities; Nutrition programmes ICDS/Adolescent Girl schemes and MDMS; Trans fat content of fried/baked foods/oil used for frying; omega-3 and plant sterol supplementation; CVD, T2DM, Obesity and Impact of educational interventions/dietary fibre rich diets; Maternal Nutrition during pregnancy & lactation, LBW deliveries, Infant Feeding practices with especial emphasis on EBF/ complementary feeding practices; Horticulture interventions & Red Palm Oil for combating VAD.