1900 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, North Carolina 27518, US
Parul Kharod, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist, and works as a Clinical Dietitian with Outpatient Nutrition Services at WakeMed Hospital in Cary and Raleigh where she counsels the adult and pediatric population with an integrative approach. Besides individual counselling, Parul also teaches group classes for the hospital’s Diabetes Management program, advises at the Kidney Stone Clinic, and is active with the hospital’s Corporate & Community Health programs. She is a frequent contributor for the hospital’s nutrition blog, and also writes a monthly health column for a regional magazine. She has written articles for the local newspaper, and guest columns for various blogs.
Parul is a member on the Board of Directors of Plant-Based Prevention of Disease (P-POD), Inc. She is active in various planning committees, has been a speaker at the annual P-POD Conferences, and has served as the Raleigh-area representative for the P-POD Program Committee.
She is an active member of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (VNDPG) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Currently she is serving as the Chair-Elect (2019-2020). She has previously served in various roles as State Coordinator Program Chair, Speaker’s Bureau Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, and the State Coordinator for North Carolina.
Parul has earned the Certificate of Training in Vegetarian Nutrition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has also earned a Certificate of Training in Food Allergies from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and runs a support group for people with celiac disease and gluten intolerances in collaboration with the Celiac Disease Foundation and the Gluten Intolerance Group.
Growing up in India with a family that has been vegetarian for generations, Parul has a true understanding of a plant-based lifestyle. Having also had the opportunity to live in Kenya, France and several states across America, she has a global perspective about ethnic cuisines and diverse eating habits. She is able to assist people in making appropriate changes to their diets while still conforming to their cultural preferences. Being an avid cook, Parul loves experimenting in the kitchen with tasty and nutritious plant-based recipes.