Dietetics is the science of how food and nutrition affects human health. The field of dietetics has a strong emphasis on public health and a commitment to educating about the importance of making proper dietary choices.

The Dietetics Department at Vivekananda Hospital plays a key role in improving the nutritional health and well-being of patients so as to optimise their clinical management. Application of principles of nutrition for promoting good health forms the core of dietetic practice at our hospital, the service being at par with international standards. A dietitian provides care when special dietary considerations are needed due to illness, injury or surgery. Diet is an important & integral part of curative & prevention health care management. The department is actively involved as an integral part in the patient care services of the hospital. Special therapeutic diets are planned according to the patient’s clinical conditions. We provide crucial support to all specialities by assessing, monitoring and optimising the nutritional status of patients, including those who require intravenous feeding.

Major services offered:

  • Individualized diet counselling for diabetes mellitus, blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, uric acid, pancreatitis, Crohn's disease etc.
  • Critical Care– providing special nutritional care.
  • Tube feeds-Ryles tube, PEJ and PEG feeds. It is ensured that each patient’s food requirement is fulfilled completely with necessary calories, protein, fat, fibre and suitable nutrients in the feed formulation.
  • Customised diet, hygienically prepared and served to all in-patients based on their nutritional requirements.
  • Diet counselling for clients coming for Health Check-up.
  • Community nutrition programme, talks on food and health, awareness sessions on nutrition.
  • Our Nutritionists are available to speak on a variety of topics to community organizations on current health issues.