Hospital and Disaster Nutrition Unit

  • Conduction of research on the Hospital diet to provide recommendations.
  • Development of disease based nutrition guidelines and standards in collaboration with the Non Communicable Disease unit
  • Development of guidelines on nutritional management of common diseases.
  • Development of guidelines on food and nutrition in emergencies and capacity building of Public Health staff.
  • 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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Past programs

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