Experience

CEO and Principal Nutritionist

Syeda Sharmin Akter,CEO Diet Counseling Centre; provides counseling to both adults and children dealing with a variety of nutritional concerns, including weight management, diabetes, eating disorders, cardiac rehabilitation, sports nutrition, food allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, pregnancy, lactation, and menopause. She received her Bachelor degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Dhaka and a master of science in Food and Nutrition from Dhaka University. At the beginning of her career, She completed a five-years research of Nutrition counseling and Dietary education for the child, adolescent, women and all adult man and women. She also served as nutrition consultant for Monowara Hospital, Medi aid Clinic, where she designed diet plan for discharge patients.

Research Experience

Five years experience in the field of Nutrition and diet therapy from ICDDR,B. Dhaka. (1998 – 2003):

  • Effective means to address moderately malnourished children in BINP communities
  • Effect of nutrition education and specific nutritious food on improvement of growth of young children
  • Feasible means to address moderately malnourished children in BINP communities
  • Evaluation of an osmotic ultrafiltration device for the preparation of Therapeutic feeds for malnourished children
  • Mothers’ perception and practices about giving breast-milk and breast-milk substitutes to infants in Dhaka
  • An educational intervention designed to improve child feeding and caring practices of mothers in four rural areas of Bangladesh
  • Prevention of Malnutrition: Efficacy of new strategy
  • Perception of mothers about child-caring practices and effect of nutrition education programme in a rural district of Bangladesh
  • Comparison of high and low intensity nutrition education in reducing moderate malnutrition

Experience As A Research Trainer

  • Train project staff member (field supervisors and health assistants) entitled 'Effective means to address moderately malnourished children within BINP communities' on nutritional massage, anthropometric measurements and dietary management of moderately malnourished children.
  • Train Doctors and Nurses of Radda Barnan on nutrition education and dietary management of their present severely malnourished patients.
  • Train project staff member entitled “Feasible means to address moderately malnourished children within BINP communities” on nutritional massage, anthropometric measurements and dietary management of moderately malnourished children.

Participating in Conferences

  • "1st National Conference on Environmental Health in Bangladesh” organized by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), from 19-20 February 2002.
  • "8th Bangladesh Nutrition Conference” Organized by Nutrition Society of Bangladesh from 23-25 March 2002. Note: Certified from ‘Nutrition Society of Bangladesh’ for organizing the ‘8th Bangladesh Nutrition Conference’.
  • 10th annual scientific conference (ASCON), Organized by ICDDR,B, 11-13 June 2002, abstract book, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Publications

Research Publications
 

Intensive Nutrition Education with or without Supplementary Feeding Improves the Nutritional Status of Moderately-malnourished Children in Bangladesh- S.K. Roy, G.J. Fuchs, Zeba Mahmud, Gulshan Ara, Sumaya Islam, Sohana Shafique, Syeda Sharmin Akter, and Barnali Chakraborty- J HEALTH POPUL NUTR 2005 Dec;23(4): 320-330 © 2005 ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research, ISSN 1606-0997

Abstract Publications

S.K.Roy, G.J.Fuchs, Zeba Mahmood, S.S.Akter. Effective means for home management of moderately malnourished children within Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Project in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the First World Congress on The Fetal Origins of adult disease- 2nd –4th February,2001. Abstract p:47 POS4/3. Mumbai, India.

S.K.Roy, G. J. Fuchs, Zeba Mahmood, S.S.Akter. Anthropological approach to improve moderately malnourished children within BINP communities in Bangladesh- 17th ICN International Congress of Nutrition, August 27-31,2001, Abstract book,Vienna, Austria.

S.S.Akter, S.K.Roy, F.J.Fuchs, Zeba Mahmood. Effect of nutrition education and specific nutritious food on improvement of growth of young children- 10th annual scientific conference (ASCON), 11-13 June 2002, abstract book, Dhaka, Bangladesh, page: 158.

S.K.Roy, Sebastian de Groot, Sohana Shafique, G J Fuchs, Syeda S. Akter, and Asma Afroz- Mothers’ perception and practices about giving breast-milk and breast-milk substitutes to infants in Dhaka, 10th annual scientific conference (ASCON), 11-13 June 2002, abstract book, Dhaka, Bangladesh, page: 136.

S.K.Roy, Rabi Biswas, Asma Afroz, S.S.Akter- An educational intervention designed to improve child feeding and caring practices of mothers in four rural areas of Bangladesh, 10th annual scientific conference (ASCON), 11-13 June 2002, abstract book, Dhaka, Bangladesh, page: 135.

S.K.Roy, Rabi Biswas, S.S.Akter et al- Prevention of Malnutrition: Efficacy of new strategy, 10th annual scientific conference (ASCON), 11-13 June 2002, abstract book, Dhaka, Bangladesh, page: 63.

S.K.Roy, Zeba Mahmood, Syeda Sharmin Akter, Aasma Afroz- Perception of mothers about child-caring practices and effect of nutrition education programme in a rural district of Bangladesh, 10th annual scientific conference (ASCON), 11-13 June 2002, abstract book, Dhaka, Bangladesh, page: 48.

S.K.Roy, Sohana Shafique, Ananya Laboni, Rabi Biswas, Aasma Afroz, Syeda Sharmin Akter- Comparison of high and low intensity nutrition education in reducing moderate malnutrition, 10th annual scientific conference (ASCON), 11-13 June 2002, abstract book, Dhaka, Bangladesh, page: 47

Achievement

 
 

Best Nutritionist in the year (Shahabuddin gold medal) given by the Mohanogori Shangskritic Forum-2010



Best Nutritionist in the year (Mahatma Gandhi gold medal) – 2010