Department of Dietetics at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research has been functioning ever since the inception of Nehru Hospital in 1963, located on 3rd Floor, 4th Floor and 5th Floor, Block-C, PGIMER. The department of Dietetics, PGIMER is a vital organization that carries multiple responsibilities related to patient’s nutritional needs for better medical outcomes.
Nutrition is a basic human need and a prerequisite to a healthy life. A proper diet is essential to meet the daily needs of humans to remain healthy and in disease free condition.
The main objective of the department of Dietetics is to provide normal and therapeutic diets/feeds as well as clinical services to the patients. Meal services are provided to all indoor patients of Nehru Hospital, Advanced Pediatric Center (APC), Advanced Eye Center (AEC), Advanced Cardiac Center (ACC) and Drug De-addiction Center (DDTC). Apart from this; department also runs Diet Clinic daily in New OPD, APC and ACC. Research work is also carried out by the Dietetics faculties in collaboration with other departments. Research papers are presented in National and International conferences and are published in journals of repute. This department has all ultra modern facilities like Fully Automatic Chapatti Making Machine, Walk in cold room, Dough kneading machine, potato peelers, Vegetable cutting machine, bulk cookers and Body fat analyzer for research purposes. The dietetics department aims to provide high level of nutritional care which is an integral part of the total patient care.