Nutrition and Dietetics Unit ensures the nutritional wellbeing of the hospital population through a detailed problem-solving method (Nutrition Care Plan).
Nutrition Care Plan allows Clinical Nutritionist/Dietitians to think critically on patients’ management, and make decisions that address practice-related problems. Thereby, providing high quality nutrition care, Whenever, Wherever.
The Core Principle of the Nutrition Care Plan is based on what the dietetic intervention intends to achieve.
It also measures its effectiveness (the outcome), that is, what actually happens to the nutritional status of the patient as a direct result of the input of the dietitian, and for dietitians to own that outcome.
A good outcome is therefore defined as one where the agreed care plan for optimizing the recipient’s nutritional wellbeing has been achieved.
Nutrition & Dietetics Services
Dislipidemia (Cholesterol control, etc.)
Renal (Kidney disease management)
Heart disease dietary management
Malnutrition (in children and adults)
Nutrition in cerebrovascular disease
Nutrition in geriatrics
2-3 per week will not affect your cholesterol level, it is not the cholesterol in the egg themselves that affects your blood cholesterol level, it is the fat you cook them in. therefore, either boil, poach or scramble them rather than fry.
All fruits contain natural sugars and eaten in large quantities will increase your blood sugar levels. But 3-4 portions of fruits spread throughout the day will not affect your blood sugar levels. Therefore limit grapes to about a handful at any one time.
No, starchy foods such as bread, potatoes, pasta and rice provide the body with energy, therefore should be included in each meal. However all foods eaten in excess will increase your calorie intake and therefore leads to weight gain.
No, they provide fibre and vitamins and are lower in calories than crips, cakes, or biscuits. However, you can still put on weight if you eat too much because it is high in sugars which convert to calories. Therefore, for a diabetic or for a person on weight reduction diet, watch the quantity you eat.
There is no conclusive evidence that taking garlic tablets will lower your cholesterol.
Some sweeteners are a mixture of sugar and sweetener such as sucron, whilst others are purely artificial and are therefore calorie free and will not affect blood sugars. However sorbitol based sweeteners has a laxative effect and are therefore not recommended.
Not really, foods high in sugar and/or fats are perceived as bad, but they ‘bad’ only if eaten in large quantities. All foods eaten in moderation, as part of a healthy diet will not lead to weight gain or raised cholesterol.
Diabetic sweet and chocolate are usually sweetened with sorbitol which can have a laxative effect; they also tend to be higher in calories and fat. Therefore, eaten in large quantities could cause weight gain.
No, it is not necessary to totally avoid red meat, although it does contain some saturated fat. Therefore, have small portions using low fat cooking methods. Red meat is a rich source of iron and so unnecessary restrictions is not advised.
This question cannot be answered yet. Researchers are still working to find the cure.