Hospital and Disaster Nutrition Unit

  • Conduction of research on the Hospital diet to provide recommendations.
  • Compilation of an evidence base on functional foods to combat diseases.
  • Development of disease based nutrition guidelines and standards in collaboration with the Non Communicable Disease unit
  • Development of guidelines on nutritional management of common GI diseases.
  • Development of guidelines on food and nutrition in emergencies and capacity building of Public Health staff.
  • Conduction of research on Impact of  nutrition upon disease ( Assessment of Adverse dietary practices among  Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin (CKDU) patients and people living in CKDU affected areas).
  • Development and revision of existing strategies, guidelines and circulars on nutrition incorporating current scientific knowledge, in collaboration with  other stakeholders. Dissemination of developed guidelines.
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What is the body mass index (BMI)?

The body mass index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out whether your weight is healthy.  BMI is calculated by dividing an adults’s weight in kilograms by their height in meters squared.  For example, A BMI of 25 means 25kg/m2. Read More