Department of Nutritional Sciences


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




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, ...

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...

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. 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
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
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
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
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