Nutrition is a key element in both health promotions as well as in the treatment of several diseases. The importance of nutrition in primary prevention of disease is also been recognized these days.
Dietetics is the application of nutritional knowledge particularly tailored to individual needs. Dieticians translate this information into practical dietary advice for disease treatment, management of chronic diseases like diabetes and the prevention of nutrition related problems. The department has a team of trained dietician & trainees.
Clinical Nutrition :
Advising and supporting people in better food choices to reduce their risk of diet related diseases.
We want to make the patient feel at home while he/she is at Pushpanjali hospital. We make sure that the patients get carefully selected food, best suited to their treatment and dietary needs. Proper diet helps fight infection, maintains the patient’s weight and respond to treatment more quickly. At the time of admission, please inform the dietician if you have any food allergies or intolerances. Our dietician visits all the patients daily and conducts a nutritional assessment on admission. She enquires about the patient’s food likes and dislikes. Based on nutrition, clinical assessment (performed by the doctor) and the information provided by the patient, the nutrition care and diets are planned. The patients are served with breakfast, lunch and dinner along with two services of soup and tea in their rooms. The varied menu on offer is put together in consultation with the nutritionist and the chef. This menu includes both Indian and continental food choices to allow all tastes and preferences. If you have trouble in selecting from the varied cyclic menu, alternate choices are available on payment basis by dialing room service.
Special and therapeutic diets:
The team works closely with the dieticians to ensure that the food prepared for patients confirm to any special diets prescribed by the doctors (e.g. low salt, low fat, low potassium, tube feeds, diabetic diets etc).
Our team will work with special care groups (e.g elderly, nursing mothers, children) and with individual patients to cater to individual dietary, cultural ( No Onion No GARLIC Food) or other special preferences.
Children, especially sick children do not always want to eat the same meal or the same portion sizes as adult. Our team has put together some special menu options just for kids during the midmorning and late evening services, which we hope will help them to relax and feel comfortable during there stay at PHRC.
We believe that taking care of attendants’ meal choices is equally important. Room service menu options are also available to them on payment basis.
Outpatient Services :
The dietetics department currently takes referrals for
Our Diet Kitchen runs high quality meals seven days a week from 7:00 am till 8:00 pm.