Dr. M. Vishnu Vardhana Rao
(Biostatistics/Information Technology)
Scientist-F, NIN

Core Development Team

Dr. K. Damayanthi
(Food Science & Nutrition)
Scientist-D, NIN

Dr. Perugu Shyam
Scientist-B, BMIC

Count What You Eat

Sound nutrition and the right physical exercise determine one's good health. Several non-communicable chronic diseases occur due to faulty diet and sedentary lifestyle. Conditions such as Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Coronary Artery Disease and certain types of cancers are correlated with nutrition and exercise. Several decades of scientific research at the India's premier nutrition research organisation, the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) located in Hyderabad, India, help coalesce several diet-based approaches to effectively prevent undernutrition as well as early onset of lifestyle diseases. Over the years, the Institute has released several popular publications for easy access to the community. However, in this fast-paced and Tech savvy world, people have grown health conscious and are looking for a reliable source for instant answers to health related questions. In response, the Centre for Bioinformatics, NIN has now created a pathway to healthy life by way of a powerful online platform. We introduce a user-friendly website "Count What You Eat" that has a wealth of information and tools at your disposal.

Nutrition Definition by World Health Organization

Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body's dietary needs. Good nutrition- an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity - is a cornerstone of good health. Poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced productivity 5