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Diet stands as a cornerstone in the realms of preventive and curative healthcare management. At the forefront of this nutritional commitment is the Department of Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics at Believers Church Medical College Hospital. Here, a team of seasoned dieticians spearheads a mission to deliver comprehensive, top-notch, evidence-based nutrition and dietetics services catering to diverse patient populations, spanning from neonatal to geriatric.

Our approach is not just about providing dietary plans; it's about crafting personalized, guideline-based strategies that align with the unique health challenges and nutritional needs of each patient. Through meticulous assessment, we set precise goals for calories, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and other micronutrients. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment – nutrition support persists until the desired goals are triumphantly achieved.

Our intervention goes beyond conventional norms, encompassing nutrition prescription, therapeutic diets, and the invaluable aspect of nutrition education and counseling. It's not just about nourishing the body; it's about empowering individuals with the knowledge to make informed and healthier choices.

Key Highlights 

  • Individual nutrition counselling to both inpatients and outpatients.
  • Individualized diet consultation for Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, renal diseases, liver diseases, upper and lower gastro intestinal diseases , cancer etc 
  • Diet counselling for Eating problems due to allergy and intolerances
  • One on one nutrition counselling for weight managementpersonal diet and fitness programme
  • Enteral Diet Planning and Family Education for Specific Patients
  • Managing patient food service system to provide safe and nutritious food by designing and implementing nutrition policies

Nutrition Clinics

The Speciality Nutrition Clinics at the department Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics offer customised, guideline-based diet advice for patients, after conducting a detailed assessment of the patient’s current physical/ medical condition, nutritional requirements, expected recovery time and special diet patterns that need to be followed, with a holistic approach.

Lifestyle Nutrition Clinic

This specialized clinic is dedicated to curating personalized, healthy diet plans designed to prevent and manage lifestyle disorders. From cholesterol to hypertension, we focus on efficient control of salt, sugar, and fat intake. But it doesn't end there – our comprehensive approach includes exercise recommendations, especially for those living a sedentary lifestyle.

Nutrition and Wellness Clinic

At this clinic, our dedicated dieticians guide clients towards developing improved eating habits. Meal plans are not just about meeting nutritional requirements; they are crafted to exceed individual goals. Emphasizing optimal body weight and overall health, we prescribe a customized diet plan that aligns with the unique needs of each individual. Coupled with proper physical activity recommendations, we pave the way for sustained well-being.

Obesity Clinic

In an era where excess body weight poses significant health risks, our Obesity Clinic is a refuge for those seeking a transformative journey. The task at hand for our dietitians extends beyond providing information – it's about delivering specific, timely, and understandable guidance that seamlessly integrates into the patient's life. Our focus is not just on short-term results but on instilling a sustainable lifestyle for long-term well-being.

Diabetes Clinic

Our Diabetes Clinic is a collaborative effort between our Dieticians, Diabetologists, and Endocrinologists. We engage in a variety of nutrition approaches, from carbohydrate counting to simplified meal plans and healthy food choices. Our aim is not just to manage diabetes but to empower individuals with strategies that control and maintain blood sugar levels effectively.

Specialised Nutritional Support

Nutrition for Dialysis Patients

Our Dieticians provide specialised diet plans for kidney patients undergoing dialysis, created based on medical inputs from the consulting Nephrologist.

Oncology Nutrition

Our Dieticians offer customised diet plans to optimise the nutrition status of patients undergoing treatment for cancer/ chemotherapy. The diet plans also include strategies for minimising the after-effects of radiation on the body.

Paediatric Nutrition

our paediatric dietician evaluate the infant's nutritional needs and feeding skills individually with the goal of promoting optimal growth and development and  work toward transition to oral feeds while adjusting the diet as appropriate and working on feeding skills. evidence based nutrition support to children undergoing treatment in the  PICU including post-bone marrow transplant cases. They assess the child’s nutritional needs and  nutritional interventions predominantly included breastmilk fortification, provision of therapeutic feeds orally or via nasogastric tubes, increased dietary protein intake for children identified to be at high risk, and nutritional counselling to caregivers. 

  • Nutrition counselling for low birth weight infants
  • Medical nutrition therapy for genetic, metabolic disorders
  • Medical nutrition therapy for epilepsy  
  • Nutrition support for differentially abled children                                                                    

Critical Care Nutrition

Our Team provide specialised, optimal nutritional support to critically ill/injured patients including patients with life-threatening conditions including trauma, burns, severe infections, acute respiratory disorders and those recovering after major surgeries, including post-transplant cases. They assess and identify patients with greater nutritional risks and recommend a customised plan and mode to provide the required nutrition (oral/ tube/ intravenous), based on his or her current health

Perioperative Nutrition

Our Dieticians provide perioperative nutrition support for patients with malnutrition and those at nutritional risk. Initiate individual nutrition plan to to promote healing and recovery

Enteral Nutrition and Parenteral Nutrition

Dieticians determine the severity  of  malnutrition,  determine  protein  and  energy  needs,  enteral  and  parenteral  nutrition indicated  appropriately, assess  the adequacy  of  access  for  nutrition therapy,  initiate  and  manage enteral and parenteral nutrition

Therapeutic diet Services

Apart from taking care of the nutritional wellbeing of our patients, the department also offers expert advice to the Dietary wing of the hospital to ensure that the therapeutic diet served is of the highest quality standards.

our Specialists

Jyothi S Krishnan
Jyothi S Krishnan Chief Clinical Nutritionist
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