Department of Nutritional Sciences

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....

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.....


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.


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.


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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Assistant Professor and Incharge, Nutritional Sciences

Doctorate Degree Food and Nutrition


Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences

Doctorate Degree PhD Food and Nutrition


Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences



Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences

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1. Books

2. Research Paper

DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Lipids characterization of ultrasound and microwave processed germinated sorghum,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1476-511X,Nil;Nil,27-JUN-17. p.1-11
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Effect of novel technologies on polyphenols during food processing,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1466-8564,Nil;Nil,17-DEC-17. p.361-381
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Honey and cancer: A mechanistic review,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1532-1983,0261-5614,Nil;Nil,27-DEC-18. p.2499-2503
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Microwave processing impact on the phytochemicals of sorghum seeds as food ingredient,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,0145-8892,1745-4549,Nil;Nil,18-MAR-19. p.1-9
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Ultrasound-Assisted Optimal Development and Characterization of Stevia-Sweetened Functional Beverage,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1745-4557,0146-9428,Nil;Nil,24-OCT-19. p.1-6
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Phytochemical characterization of ultrasound-processed sorghum sprouts for the use in functional foods,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1532-2386,1094-2912,Nil;Nil,16-JUN-20. p.853-863
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Effect of pulsed electric fields processing on physiochemical properties and bioactive compounds of apricot juice,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,0145-8876,1745-4530,Nil;Nil,20-JUN-20. p.1-8
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Investigating the structural properties and in vitro digestion of rice flours,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,2048-7177,Nil;Nil,13-MAR-21. p.1-8
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 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. SADIA HASSAN.In: Carotenoids as Functional Bioactive Compounds,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Nil;Nil,24-AUG-20. p.415-444
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Therapeutic Potential of Marine Foods: Review,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Nil;Nil,30-NOV-20. p.137-168
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Ultrasound for beverage processing,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Nil;Nil,19-NOV-20. p.189-215
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Biochemical and pharmacotherapeutic potentials of lycopene in drug discovery,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Nil;Nil,03-NOV-20. p.307-360
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Application of nanotechnology in the packaging of edible materials,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Nil;Nil,03-NOV-20. p.215-225
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Health Benefits of Organosulfur Compounds,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Nil;Nil,24-AUG-20. p.445-472
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Eugenia Jambos,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,2,Nil;Nil,01-JAN-18. p.1-33
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Polyphenols as Natural Antioxidants: Sources, Extraction and Applications in Food, Cosmetics and Drugs,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Nil;Nil,08-JUL-19. p.197-235
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Potential Significance of Proteases: Sources and Applications,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Nil;Nil,27-NOV-19. p.233-255
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Bioavailability and Metabolic Pathway of Phenolic Compounds,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Nil;Nil,04-SEP-19. p.347-376
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Role of Nutraceuticals in Maternal Nutrition,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Nil;Nil,24-AUG-20. p.527-541
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Nutritional and Health Benefits of Seafoods,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Nil;Nil,24-AUG-20. p.219-239
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Effect of Germination Processing on Bioactive Compounds of Cereals and Legumes,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Nil;Nil,24-AUG-20. p.283-306
DR. SADIA HASSAN.In: Dietary Supplements: Types, Health Benefits, Industry and Regulation,editor,(eds.)title series title and number,1,Nil;Nil,24-AUG-20. p.23-38
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