Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr. R. Sujatha, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., PGDCA - HOD
B.Sc., NUTRITION AND DIETETICS course was started during the academic year 2012-13 in this college.
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics serves regional and local communities through discovery of the ways in which foods and their bioactive components contribute to health and the prevention of disease and through effective application of nutrition knowledge to improve human health and well-being.
- Nutrition is to better human health bycontributing to the fundamental knowledge of how nutrients and food components whole body levels and impact human health and disease,
- Dietetics is to better human health by delivering innovative service programs which alter meal patterns and food choices with the goal of improved health of individuals, families, and communities
Diet plays a major role in promotion of health and well being of individual. A good and balanced diet habit improves the quality of life while poor diet may lead to morbidity and diseases. Nutrition and dietetics are concerned with this aspect. While dietetics is related to food management, nutrition is related to promotion of health. Due to changes in food habits of most of the urban population, role of nutritionists and dieticians is becoming more important. They suggest corrective food habits considering various aspects of an individual such as age, work routine and sickness etc. and thereby improving their quality of life. A growing and aging population will increase the demand for meals and nutritional counseling in nursing homes, schools, prisons, community health programmes and home health care agencies. The sedentary lifestyle coupled with immeasurable stress, strain and tensions have lead to an increase in ailments and maladies like hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, heart attacks and so on. There is an increasing awareness globally about the need to stay healthy by following the right diet.
Height lights of the programme:
The students are exposed to on-the job training for a period of 15days each at Dietary internship, Food service management and Food processing.
- Well equipped Nutrition lab
- Facilities for students like LCD,Notice Boards, students common room, R.O water.
- Extension works material