Dietetics is application of the science of nutrition to human health and disease. Nutrition plays a vital role in the prevention, treatment and management of disease. The phrase ‘You are what you eat’ can’t be overstated. In chronic conditions like diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, malignancies or cardiovascular diseases, proper nutrition helps manage the condition better, prevents complications and improves the quality of life. The Nutrition and Dietetics department at NU Hospitals offers an integrated approach to the nutritional care with a goal to meet each patient’s unique nutritional needs.
In addition to providing nutritional care across the hospital, the Dietetics Department conducts community outreach programs, corporate programs and camps, academic events, training of student interns and thus plays a significant role in the preventive and curative health care.
At NU Hospitals we focus on the nutritional requirements of our inpatients (ICU and ward). Comprehensive nutritional assessment, nutrition care during hospital stay and diet counselling during discharge is a part of our regular patient-care routine.
Our Nutrition and Dietetics Department offers outpatient diet counselling services for management of dialysis/non-dialysis kidney disease, kidney stones, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, weight management and other medical conditions that require nutritional interventions.
Various community outreach programs and camps are conducted to create awareness regarding the role of nutrition in minimizing risk factors for kidney diseases and related metabolic disorders.