Sheryl Afonso e DSouza is a Post Graduate (M.Sc.) in Food, Nutrition & Dietetics, having obtained her degree from the University of Mumbai in June 2000, followed by a 2 month Internship at the InShape Fitness and Rehabilitation Centre in Mumbai. She found immediate employment as a Lecturer in Foods & Nutrition at the Goa College of Home Science, a post she occupied till June 2008, having resigned from the position to dedicate herself totally to the management of the dietary component of the programmes at Norbert’s Fitness Studio. Impassioned with teaching and imparting nutrition education among young minds, Sheryl was also employed as a Visiting Lecturer in Nutrition & Health at the Nursing Colleges in Goa, Nirmala Institute of Education, IGNOU and various Hotel Management Colleges in the State, a job she executes till date. She is also associated with the Indian Red Cross Society, Goa branch, and delivers nutrition workshops and sessions to hotels, schools, organizations and institutes on their behalf.
Sheryl is a member of the Indian Dietetics Association, Mumbai Chapter, the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India), and the International Confederation of Dietetics Association, and has presented a Paper on “The Traditional Asian Diet – the Mental Health Link” in 2007 at the International Food Conference organized by Indology, Goa. She is a regular contributor of nutrition-related articles to Goa’s leading dailies – the Navhind Times, O Herald and the Gomantak Times, where she also runs a weekly column addressing queries related to health, fitness and nutrition.
Sheryl Afonso e DSouza has been associated with Norbert’s Fitness Studio since 2005, and has been responsible for designing easy-to-follow, result-oriented, balanced dietary plans for the members at the gym. She believes that eating healthy should be a lifestyle choice to help keep disease at bay, and not merely a stop-gap to achieve a short-term goal.