Department of Nutritional Sciences

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Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Research Group

Functional foods and nutraceuticals are foods/food components having physiological benefits along with basic nutritional functions. The Functional Foods and Nutraceutical Research Group aims at development based on bioactive and functional food ingredients and their formulation for new product development for targeted nutrition across the lifespan.....





Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Research Group

Nutrition is an integral part of health; it influences the growth, development, maintenance of health, and can be used for the management of diseases. Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Research Group aims to improve the understanding of the impact of food and nutrition on health and disease and to focus on the nutritional intervention to promote hea....




Introduction

Nutritional Sciences is a newly established department of the university, represents an emerging and exciting field of study of interdisciplinary nature. The primary emphasis of nutritional sciences is to provide scientific base for diversity in the human needs for foods and nutrients, the metabolic responses to dietary changes, and the interactions among genetics, drug nutrient interaction and food consumption patterns on human health and well being. Thus, physical, biological and social sciences are integrated in consideration of the national and international goals of achieving optimal health through proper nutrition. This integration of disciplines will bring a broad range of courses and research opportunities to the students. It will provide them with the breadth of education and focus to suit their individual goals. Nutrition professionals work in a wide range of settings, in both the public and private sectors and assume an array of challenging responsibilities. Career opportunities for a registered/licensed dietician include: health care dietician and administrator, nutrition researcher, fitness/wellness consultant, public health nutritionist, school nutrition supervisor, Cooperative Extension educator, entrepreneur in dietetic programs and services, and corporate dietician/nutritionist.

Vision

The vision of the Department of Nutritional Sciences is to be a premier academic department that excels in the discovery, dissemination, and translation/application of knowledge in nutrition. To impart nutrition education and training in individuals based on research interventions to develop new functional foods towards the attainment of better nutritional status and prevention of diseases in the community.

Mission

Our mission is to provide integrated instruction, research, and outreach programs to improve the nutritional well-being and health of individuals, families and the community. To impart nutritional knowledge to promote nutritional status and contribute to a safe and nutritious food supply.

Programs Offered

BS Human Nutrition and Dietetics [Four Years Degree Programme ]

Mphil Food and Nutrition [Two Years Degree Programme ]

  • Program Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility Criteria: M.Sc. food and nutrition/community health and nutrition--BS/B.Sc. (hons.) home economics (food and nutrition)--BS/B.Sc. (Hons.) human nutrition and dietetics-- BS/B.Sc. (Hons.) food science and technology
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DR. MADIHA ILYAS

Assistant Professor and Incharge, Nutritional Sciences

Doctorate Degree Food and Nutrition




Activity on Interpretation of Food Guide Pyramid and My Plate

Department of Nutritional Sciences arranged the activity of the students of BS (HND), 5th semester, Section (MB) prepares different food pyr...

Self Assessment Report (SAR) Meeting of the Department of Nutritional Sciences

Meeting of Assessment Team to evaluate the BS Human Nutrition and Dietetic Degree Program was held on 21st January, 2022 at 11:00 am in Comm...

Entrepreneur Skill Development

The main objective of the activity is to identify business ideas that could be successful in the local markets. For the purpose, students pr...

Meal Management for Low Socioeconomic Status

Nutritious food can be expensive, and it can be difficult to eat a balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables when you???re on a tigh...

Dietetics-III Practical Activity Preparation of Therapeutic Meals

Practical activity of course Dietetics-III was conducted by students of BS-HND-7th EA and EB. Different therapeutic meals were prepared to r...

Plantation drive, 2021 Department of Nutritional Sciences

Plantation drive 2021 Department of Nutritional Sciences played its part in this endeavor by planting Citrus plant species ( Lemon, Orange, ...

International Webinar on Nutritional Management in Metabolic Disorders

The Department of Nutritional Sciences, GCWUF conducted an International Webinar entitled ???Nutritional Management in Metabolic Disorders??...

Activity on Infant and Young Child Feeding

Department of Nutritional Sciences arranged the activity of the students of BS (HND), 6th semester, Section (MA) to plan therapeutic diets f...

2nd Meeting of Board of Studies of the Department of Nutritional Sciences

The 2nd meeting of Board of Studies of the Department of Nutritional Sciences was held on 17th January 2022 at 1:00 pm in the Committee Room...

Nutrition Camp

Nutrition Camp was arranged by the Department of Nutritional Sciences, BS (HND), 7th semester on Friday, 10th December, 2021. The purpose of...

Serena Hotel Visit

Department of Nutritional Sciences arranged two days (21st and 22nd Dec 2021) of study visits for students of BS-HND-5th semester, Section M...

Nutrition Festival March, 2022

The Department of Nutritional Sciences, GCWUF organized 2 days Nutrition Festival from 16th to 17th March 2022, at GCWUF. It was celebrated ...

Publications

1. Books

2. Research Paper
SAMAN ZAHID.In: Effect of soy protein on hypercholesterolemia and hypertension to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1129-8723,Nil;Nil,10-MAR-20. p.288-296
DR TAYYABA SAMI ULLAH.In: Assessment of therapeutic potential of pearl millet iron fortified cookies through animal modeling,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,0970-7077,11/100, Rajendra Nagar, Sector-3, Sahibabad-201 005 (Ghaziabad) INDIA;Asian Journal of Chemistry,06-JUN-16. p.2545-2548
Dr. MAHWISH.In: Hypoglycemic and Hypolipidemic Effects of Different Parts and Formulations of Bitter Gourd (Momordica Charantia),editor,(eds.)title series title and number,DOI 10.1186/s12944-017-0602-7,N/A;Springer,10-NOV-17. p.1-16
Dr. MAHWISH.In: Mahwish, Farhan Saeed, Mahr un Nisa and Muhammad Tahir Nadeem. Minerals and phytochemical analysis of bitter melon fruits and its components in some indigenous and exotic cultivars,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,ISSN 1981-3163,N/A;N/A,14-DEC-18. p.1-12
Dr. MAHWISH.In: Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia L.) Fruit Bioactives Charantin and Vicine Potential for Diabetes Prophylaxis and Treatment,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10040730,MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.;MDPI,08-APR-21. p.1-14
SEHRISH AYUB.In: Protective effect of sesame (sesamum indicum) seed oil against hypercholesterolemic in sprague-dawley male rats,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,ISSN 0101-2061,Nil;Nil,09-SEP-20. p.1-5
3. Chapter Contributed

Dr. MAHWISH.In: Foods as First Defense Against CoVID-19,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Lightning source UK Ltd.;Springer,10-APR-21. p.153-192
DR. MADIHA ILYAS.In: Apocarotenoids,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Springer Nature Switzerland ;Springer Nature Switzerland ,30-JAN-21. p.125-146
4. Seminar Information

5. Conference Proceeding
SAMAN ZAHID.In: Oat beta glucan role in healthy life and disease prevention,editor/orgniation.(eds.)Oat beta glucan role in healthy life and disease prevention,Nil:Nil,Year of publication, p.92-92
SAMAN ZAHID.In: Anti-obesity effect of green tea,editor/orgniation.(eds.)Anti-obesity effect of green tea,Nil:Nil,Year of publication, p.41-41
SAMAN ZAHID.In: Oat beta glucan role in healthy life and disease prevention,editor/orgniation.(eds.)Oat beta glucan role in healthy life and disease prevention,Nil:Nil,Year of publication, p.92-92
FIZA WAHEED.In: MALNUTRITION KILLS! Can we see the writing on the wall?,editor/orgniation.(eds.)MALNUTRITION KILLS! Can we see the writing on the wall?,Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan:Nil,Year of publication, p.147-147
FIZA WAHEED.In: lactic acid bacteria as a functional starter culture, sources of probiotics,editor/orgniation.(eds.)lactic acid bacteria as a functional starter culture, sources of probiotics,UVAS :Nil ,Year of publication, p.77-78
DR. MADIHA ILYAS.In: Current Issues of Drinking Water Quality,editor/orgniation.(eds.)Current Issues of Drinking Water Quality,Department of Food Science, GCUF:GCUF,Year of publication, p.61-61
DR. MADIHA ILYAS.In: Moringa Tea: An Overview of Promising Healer,editor/orgniation.(eds.)Moringa Tea: An Overview of Promising Healer,Department of Food Science, GCUF:GCUF,Year of publication, p.68-68
DR. MADIHA ILYAS.In: Moringa: A miracle plant to combat the Malnutrition,editor/orgniation.(eds.)Moringa: A miracle plant to combat the Malnutrition,Department of Food Sci & Tech, BZU, Multan:BZU, Multan,Year of publication, p.124-124
SEHRISH AYUB.In: Inulin as a prebiotic supports gastrointestinal health,editor/orgniation.(eds.)Inulin as a prebiotic supports gastrointestinal health,UVAS, Lahore, Pakistan:Nil,Year of publication, p.76-77
SEHRISH AYUB.In: Anti-obesity effect of green tea,editor/orgniation.(eds.)Anti-obesity effect of green tea,UVAS, Lahore, Pakistan:Nil,Year of publication, p.41-41
SEHRISH AYUB.In: Oat beta glucan role in healthy life and disease prevention???. ,editor/orgniation.(eds.)Oat beta glucan role in healthy life and disease prevention???. ,UVAS, Lahore, Pakistan:Nil,Year of publication, p.92-92