Rajvi Sheth was born and raised in Mumbai, India and received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Mumbai. Rajvi is currently a graduate student at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. She is a cooking enthusiast and loves to learn and try new recipes from different cuisines. Rajvi’s future interests are to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and work as a pediatric dietitian and/or a diabetes and weight management expert. She is also a budding makeup artist and loves to dance, travel, and watch movies.
Q & A with Rajvi
How did you become interested in the field of dietetics? Why do you want to be a dietician?
I have always been into food and loved to explore making new recipes or trying different cuisines. Along with that, I have also been curious about the biology of the human body and the fact that even a small difference in the way we eat can impact our health drastically, intrigues me. I have been struggling with my body and weight for a long time and the taboo revolving around having a certain body shape to determine the health of a person just distresses me. Hence, I decided to pursue my career into dietetics so that I can be that person who can help people struggling with their body and self image to pursue a healthier lifestyle by making the right food choices and hopefully change, even if just a little, the mindset of the society.
What do you want to learn at The Sylvia Center?
Being a newbie into this field, I hope to grow myself as a person, connect more to the community, and learn more about healthy eating through The Sylvia Center.
What does food mean to you?
Food means more than survival to me! It is something that should not be eaten only to survive or have a healthy body, but also to soothe and keep our soul happy. And being an Indian, for me food is the ONLY known way of showing love and happiness.
What message do you want to tell young people about healthy eating?
You only live once! Please eat fresh and green. Involve yourself in healthy cooking, you’ll love it I promise.
What is your favorite recipe to make?
I cannot stop at just one recipe, but I have two current favorites- Spaghetti aglio e olio and Malai Kofta. It is an Indian dish that I can assure you will absolutely love.