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.