The department of Nutrition and Dietetics at FUH provides the highest quality personalized nutritional care and medical nutrition therapy for patients and educates patients and families about healthy diet and dietary modifications relevant to their medical condition.
At Fakeeh University Hospital, the department closely liaises with the clinical team members involved in patient care and adopts a multidisciplinary approach. The department actively participates in many nutrition activities in the form of nutrition webinars, nutrition articles, nutrition talks, and other nutrition awareness activities for the community wellbeing from time to time.
A nutrition consultation involves taking a detailed information about you, including your age, gender, medical conditions, medication history, history of any food allergies or intolerances, dietary information, physical activity pattern and anthropometric information and other relevant information, which will enable your dietitian to assess your nutritional status and build a personalized nutrition care plan for you.
A nutrition program advocates eating a healthy and balanced diet and staying active. It means a balance of all the food groups like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, proteins, low fat dairy products and healthy fats in moderation. Going on a nutrition program does not mean starving or crash dieting at all. It is more about controlling portion sizes, choosing healthy, staying active and changing your unhealthy eating and lifestyle habits.
Almost anyone can benefit from nutrition consultations, but nutrition guidance is especially important for those with excessive weight, diabetes, blood pressure, high cholesterol, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome and other chronic diseases.
Benefits could include improvement in glucose control, improvements in lipid profile, blood pressure, cardiometabolic fitness and weight loss if added with exercise, and an overall good quality of life and longevity.
Yes. Under outpatient services, nutrition consultations and provision of medical nutrition therapy for a wide array of clinical conditions can be provided, including: