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Dt. Befeena Christopher

BSC (Dietetics and Applied Nutrition)
MSC (Dietetics and Applied Nutrition)
PGDND (PG Diploma in Nutrition And Dietetics)
Clinical Nutrition & Child Care Nutrition (VLCC)
Specialist in Sports Nutrition (ISSA-USA)
Certified Bariatric Counsellor(AABC)

Befeena Christopher, a well-presented self-motivated, and confident dietician with more than 10 years of experience in assessing, developing, and implementing patients’ nutritional needs and customizing nutrition programs for them. She has the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information about dietary matters in an understandable form to patients. 

She has a proven track record of successfully promoting healthy eating habits to communities and suggest diet modifications to individuals. She is the 1st Bariatric Nutritionist in South Tamilnadu and her main motto is to work for obesity-related complications and reduce the burden of obesity and diabetes in the community.

Call to ask any question: 770-880-3335

10+ Years of Experience

Dt.Befeena Christopher



  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Staff Coordination
  • Supplements Evaluation
  • Client Motivation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Patient/Family Education
  • Family Counseling
  • Health Coaching
  • Optimal Nutrition Plans
  • Dietary Awareness Creation
  • Nutritional Risk Management

Dr. Befeena Christopher


  • BSC (Dietetics and Applied Nutrition)
  • MSC (Dietetics and Applied Nutrition)
  • PGDND (PG Diploma in Nutrition And Dietetics)
  • Clinical Nutrition & Child Care Nutrition (VLCC)
  • Specialist in Sports Nutrition (ISSA-USA)
  • Certified Bariatric Counsellor(AABC)
Key Skills and Competencies

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Clinical knowledge of specialized prescribable dietetic products and medications.
  • Experience of trialing and evaluating new and existing dietetic products.
  • Experience in both hospital and community settings.
  • Dealing with complex situations.
  • Knowledge of infection prevention and control policies.
  • Experience of working with the elderly, children, and individuals with special needs.
Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Life Member of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI)
  • Life Member of Nutrition Society of India (NSI)
  • Life Member of All India Association for Advancing Research in Obesity (AIAARO)
  • Life Member of The Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN)
  • Life Member ofThe Indian Society of Clinical Nutrition (INSCN)
  • Life Member ofAssociation of Diabetes Educators (ADE)
  • Life Member ofAssociation of Health, Food, Nutrition and Dietetics (AFND)
  • Life Member ofNutrition and Natural Health Sciences Association (NNHSA)
  • International Member of World Public Health Nutrition Association (WPHNA)
  • International Member ofInternational Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders (IFSO)
  • International Member of The Nutrition Society-Advancing Nutritional Science (NS-ANS)
Professional Experience


1) Fortis Hospital Bangalore (August 2013 – March 2014)

Worked as Dietician/ Nutritionist

2) Sakra World Hospital Bangalore (April 2014-August 2015)

Worked as Clinical Nutritionist

3) Velammal Medical College and research institute (From Sept 2015 till October 2016)

Worked as Senior Dietician(Head of the Department) and Clinical Nutritionist

  • Conduct in-depth nutritional assessment and develop individualized diet plans for assigned patients
  •  Implement the devised diet plans in accordance to the nutrition standards of healthcare
  •  Perform regular follow through of plans and keep documentations of the same
  •  Provide individual and group counselling sessions to improve patients’ performance.

4) Al Rayan Hospital Bahrain ((From Feb 2017 till Jan 2019)

Part time & On Call Consultations

5)Body Science and Metabolic Disorders International Medical Center(BMIMC), China Medical University Hospital in Taichung, Taiwan (Feb 2019 till Nov 30 2019)

Bariatric Nutrition and Obesity Management Training

6) BariOSS Centre (Bariatric Obesity & Metabolic Surgical Speciality Centre)-Tirunelveli/Nagercoil/Tenkasi/Tuticorin (From Jan 1st till now)

Senior Dietician and Bariatric Nutritionist

Role / Duties

Role / Duties

  • Obesity & Weight Loss Consultations
  • Helping clients to make informed & practical choices about their food & health.
  • Advising healthcare professionals, catering staff & nurses on nutritional matters.
  • Ensuring that each patient has an individually tailored care plan to meet their needs.
  • Involved in the dietary treatment of disease and health conditions.
  • Instructing patients and carers clearly on what to eat and when.
  • Patients follow up on an outpatient basis to ensure compliance of diet.
Academic Achievements &

Teaching Experience

  • Attended training workshops in all aspects of nutrition in India,USA, Taiwan and UK
  • Have presented many papers in conferences in India and abroad
  • She has conducted and has been the moderator for nutrition programmes and workshops.
  • She has been actively involved with teaching & training many nutritionists.
  • She has been delivering Health talks at various forums and T.V. Channels.
  • She has been actively writing articles for health magazines regularly.