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Institute Of Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Introduction:

The Institute of Human Nutrition & Dietetics was established in 2016 under Gulab Devi Educational Complex (GDEC), Lahore with an aim to develop professionals with sound skills in screening and planning dietary interventions in diverse population suffering from communicable and non-communicable diseases in global as well as local scenario. The Institute focuses to improve human health by training future leaders in the fields of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences. The Institute offers BS (4 years) program affiliated with Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad designed to produce high caliber graduates and researchers. A real exposure in the community and industry is given to the students by study trips, terminal research projects and clinical clerkships.

Vision:

The Institute of Human Nutrition & Dietetics is the premier academic Institution in GDEC that has a vision to develop and strengthen the profession of Nutrition and Dietetics. GDEC targets to achieve a future in which all people enjoy the life by enhancing benefits of good nutrition, in health and disease through education, training, and research in order to promote nutritional well-being.

Mission:

The mission of the Institute of Human Nutrition & Dietetics is to establish and encourage good nutritional practice and standards as an integral part of the health care provided to the population as well as circulate the latest knowledge of healthy food choices for the well-being of the community. Promote graduates to become entry-level Registered Dietitian, Nutritionists who have the acquired knowledge to enrich the community through professional practice under the professional Code of Ethics, and remain life-long learners using evidence based research and participate in leadership activities.

Objective:

The objective of the BS program in Human Nutrition & Dietetics is to produce graduates that may serve as Clinical Dieticians, Public Health Nutritionists, Food Service Administrators, Nutrition and Health Expert, Weight Management Experts and Therapeutic Diet Planners to reduce the rate of chronic and acute malnutrition in Pakistan. This malnutrition is increasing the incidences of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, obesity, hypertension, kidney and liver problems. The long-term and sustainable approach is to prevent and cure diseases with diet management. The goal of the BS program is to;

  • discover, disseminate and apply knowledge to promote improved food choices, nutritional status and well-being of the people
  • serve the community through participation in nutrition related activities and increase the awareness at the National and International levels.
  • promote an academically and culturally diverse educational and research environment by providing high-quality nutrition education and skills

Future Opportunities:

  • Research and Teaching Institutes
  • Health Departments in Pakistan, Middle East, Europe etc.
  • International Organizations like: UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, FAO, World Bank
  • School Health & Nutrition Programs
  • Community Development Programs
  • Motivational speaker
  • Multinational Companies
  • Independent Private Practice as registered dietitian
  • Food Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Consultant for Private Companies, Hospitals and Health Care Centers
  • Airlines and Railways Services
  • Catering Services