School of Food and Nutrition

Introduction

Food and Nutrition

HOD: Dr.Saleha Hameed

The School of Food & Nutrition at Minhaj University Lahore was established in 2015 and is one of the best and renowned Nutrition department. The outstanding faculty, state-of-the-art building and laboratory facilities, and friendly and dedicated staff members make the Department a pleasant place to study and conduct research. We don’t only educate students but also trained them to be a good professional to serve the nation. Our undergraduate courses offer students hands-on science dealing with real-world applications; and world-class internship experiences

Scope of the field (Subjects)

Pakistani population suffering from a variety of nutritional deficiency disorders ranging from protein-calorie malnutrition to specific micro-nutrients in certain areas of the country. Increasing rate of chronic and acute malnutrition in the country is primarily attributed to poverty, high illiteracy among the mothers, food & nutritional insecurity and lack of cutting-edge research to devise local solutions to curb this situation. The present situation demands serious joint efforts with strong political commitment to strengthen the nutritional education, devise proactive interventions for vulnerable population groups such as pregnant and lactating women, young children, elderly and disabled individuals based on indigenous solutions. The long-term and sustainable approach is to prevent and cure diseases with diet management.

Facilities available in the department
  • hree Laboratories
  • Departmental library
Career Path
  • Nutritionists
  • Nutrition Educationists
  • Nutrition Consultants
  • Public Health Nutritionists
  • Clinical Dieticians
  • Food Service Administrators
  • Nutrition and Health Expert
  • Weight Management Expertise
  • Therapeutic Diet Planning
Public Sector:
  • Public Health Departments
  • School Health & Nutrition Programs
  • Research and Teaching Institutes
  • International Organizations: UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, FAO, World Bank
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Community Development Program
  • Motivational speaker
Private Sector:
  • Multinational Companies
  • Independent Private Practice
  • Food Industries
  • Pharmaceuticals Industry
  • Hospitality industry
  • Consultant for Private Companies and Hospitals
  • Airlines and Railways Services
  • Catering Services
  • Health Care Centers
Foreign Countries:
  • Public health departments in Middle East, Europe etc.
  • Independent Private Practice as registered dietitians

Programs Offered