Ashvini Mashru

Indian American Ashvini Mashru was named to Today's Dietitian Magazine's "Top 10 Dietitians of 2017." (businesswire photo)

Indian American nutritionist and dietitian expert Ashvini Mashru, founder and owner of Wellness Nutrition Concepts LLC, has been recognized and honored with one of Today’s Dietitian magazine’s 2017 “TD10” awards.

The award recognizes the top 10 dietitians in the country for their outstanding work.

Nominated by her peers, Mashru received the honor for excelling in her efforts to help transform the lives of individuals and families throughout the Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania.

“I am particularly honored to be selected by my peers from around the country as one of Today’s Dietitian’s TD10,” Mashru said in a statement. “Women need to be creative when it comes to finding the right nutrition options for themselves and their families, while maintaining active lives. This recognition gives me even more inspiration to continue creating unique, individualized programs for women that are easily implemented and maintained throughout their lives.”

Nominees were measured against criteria that include registered dietitians going above and beyond their job description, overcoming significant challenges in their careers, and achieving a high standard of excellence as nutrition professionals, according to a news release.

Through Mashru’s unique tailored nutrition and lifestyle approach, she teaches individuals that “diets don’t work” and helps them to develop permanent lifestyle and behavior changes for better health and successful weight-loss outcomes, Wellness Nutrition Concepts said in a news release.

Her signature system can help one effectively lose weight, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, manage diabetes and thyroid issues, and achieve better sleep and higher energy levels, it added.

Mashru, who came to the U.S. from India as a 22-year-old newlywed, with a degree in nutrition and dietetics, began her practice in 2012.

Mashru’s passion and commitment to inspiring women to live more healthful lives extends to the community as well, where she volunteers her time with several nonprofit organizations. She serves on the Board of Directors for Hotties 4 Humanity, a social non-profit group located in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, that supports individuals and families in need, the news release said.

Mashru has also applied her expertise to book publishing, having recently published “Small Steps to Slim: A Simple, ‘No Diet’ Lifestyle System for Busy Moms.”

Mahru earned a bachelor's degree from Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University and a master's degree from Immaculata University.

She has worked as a data coordinator for the Bariatric Surgery Program at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, as a dietetic intern and clinical dietitian at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, Pa., and a consultant/registered dietitian at Summit Spine and Wellness and PsyCare Solutions.

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