The Vision of the School of Diet & Nutritional Sciences (SDNS) offers a diverse range of challenges and opportunities which recognize the requirements of the 21st century. The main aim of the department is to produce human resources in the field of food science and human nutrition. It will provide services in health departments, teaching and research, and promote collaboration between national and international personnel in this specific field.
The department’s vision is to prepare workforce who will work to develop innovative solutions to complex problems in the field of diet and nutritional sciences. It has also focused on providing a progressive and effective program that integrates theoretical and experiential learning to better prepare students for the challenges in the field. We have a consistent emphasis on experiential learning through laboratory studies, research-based learning, debate and presentations, designed to enhance the student’s critical thinking, communication and collaboration.
Numerous nutritional deficiency disorders ranging from protein malnutrition to specific micro-nutrients in some regions of the country. These deficiencies have resulted in growth retardation, mental disorders and various types of physical disabilities.
Beside micronutrient deficiencies, the incidences of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, obesity, hypertension and kidney and liver problems are increasing day by day due to unsafe and poor quality diets. This alarming situation demands to cure diseases with food. Realizing the importance of human nutrition in daily life and emergencies like earthquake, drought, famine and man-made disasters, the University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences started 5-years degree program leading to Doctor of Diet and Nutritional Sciences.