DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

 

Dr. R. Sujatha, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., PGDCA - HOD

 

 

 

About Department:  B.Sc., NUTRITION AND DIETETICS course was started during the academic year 2012-13 in this college.

Vision:

     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. Mission

  • 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

Field Description:

            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.

 

Facilities:

  • Well equipped Nutrition lab

  • Facilities for students like LCD,Notice Boards, students common room, R.O water.

  • Extension works material

Staff Profile

Name of the staff

Date of appointment in Govt.

Date of joining in that college

Qualification

Date of retirement

AREAS SPECIALISATION

Dr. R. SUJATHA

26.12.2007

16.08.2012

M.Sc., M.Phil. Ph.D, PGDCA,NET &SLET

30.06.2029

Clinical Nutrition,Valued add food  development  products.

Mrs. L. Santha dani

13.10.2008

14.08.2013

M.Sc., M.Phil ,NET

30.06.2035

Food preservation & processing

 

1. Admission Details: Sanctioned strength:32   (2015-16)    

OC

BC

BC(M)

MBC

SC

SCA

ST

Total

1

10

-

8

8

2

-

29

 

2. Result details  –April/MAY 2015(PASS)

CLASS

No.App

TAMIL

%

ENGLISH

%

MAJOR

%

ALLIED

%

IB.Sc

28

23

82

13

47

19

68

19

68

II B.Sc

25

24

 

20

 

15

60

08

32

IIIB.Sc

10

-

 

-

 

10

100

-

-

 

3. FACULTY IMPROVEMENTS:

Dr. R. SUJATHA-1.University nominee, Board of studies in Foods and Nutrition, DKM College for Women, (autonomous), Vellore, Thiruvalluvar University. PERIOD: 2015-17

2. Doctoral committee member in Foods and Nutrition, PSG College for Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Bharathiar Unversity.PERIOD: 2015-17

      DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES (2015-16)      

S.NO

PROGRAMME

PLACE

DATE

PARTICIPANTS

1

Programme Guest Speech Speaker:K.Savitha M.Sc., M.Phil, CDPO, ICDS, Namakkal.

Minor millets-Its Clinical Important

22.09.15

I, II, III Years Students.

2

Competition

Fruits & vegetables Carving

22.09.15 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM

III Years Students

3

Quiz programme conducted by final years students

Questions Related to Nutrition & General

22.09.15 12.30 AM to 1.30 PM

II Years

4

Essay Writing

Importance of nutrients

28.09.15

I Years

Fruits & vegetables Carving (2015-16)

           

 TRAINING PROGRAMMES

III B.Sc Students 25 Nos.went   Internship for 15 days, Date: 17.08.15 – 31.08.15:

1. Food Service Management Internship-Nala Hotel, Namakkal (10 Members)

2. Food Processing Internship- Maya Foods, Karur (15 Members)

 

MAYA FOOD INDUTRIES –TRAINING STUDENTS

       

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES ( 2014- 15)

S.NO

PROGRAMME

PLACE

DATE

PARTICIPANTS

1

Educational tours (UGC Sponsored)

Aavin milk society , Salem& Saravana bakery, Salem

17.10.14

I,II,III Years Students.

2

Millets training (UGC Sponsored)

INSIMP-Training center, Muthukapatty, Namakkal
Programme Organizer: A.Ponmani

18.10.14

II,III Years Students

3

Workshop On Food Adulteration Techniques
(UGC Sponsored)

Nutrition Class room.
Speaker: G.Saraswathi, M.Sc [Agri.] Topic: Food Adulteration Techniques

08.01.15

I,II,III Years Students.

4

Training On Bakery Products.

Nutrition Lab Trainer: V.Karthikeyan, Surabhi Bakers, Erode

09.01.15

II,III Years Students

5

NUTROFEST
Food Exhibit

Library Hall Themes: Minor Millets, Food Groups , Health benefits of Germination Products & Fruits and Vegetable Carving

12.01.15

I,II,III Years Students.

6

Diabetes Educational Programme

Chemistry class room :
Dr.K.Selvarani, MBBS.Speech on medical management of the patients with diabetes mellitus.
M.Apsari Sr.Dietetian.Speech on dietary needs during heart diseases.
D.Dhinosha,Dietetian.Impact of diabetes mellitus on general health.

28.01.15

II,III Years students.

NUTROFEST -Food Exhibit (2014-15)

Workshop On Food Adulteration Techniques

     

EDUCATIONAL TOUR-SARAVANA BAKERY

     

Training On Bakery Products

      

Diabetes Educational Programme

    

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES(2013-14)

S.NO

PROGRAMME

PLACE

DATE

PARTICIPANTS

1

Guest Lecture on “Nutrition in Adolescents”

Auditorium  Chief guest: Dr.S.Anuradha,Associate

Professor, Dept.of nutrition and dietetics, Vellalar College for women, Erode-12.

11.02.2014

I, II, Years students.