Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition


We’ll start by defining what a doctor of nutrition sciences does. For the same degree, there are several alternative titles. It’s called “doctor of food and nutrition” by some. Others refer to it as a bachelor’s degree in diet and nutrition. Bachelors of nutrition and dietetics is another name for it. This programme is also known as a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition and dietetics. Irrespective, there is a scope of doctor of nutrition sciences in Pakistan.

Food and nutrition are the most fundamental and essential needs of every living organism on the planet. No mammal, insect, reptile, or other organism can exist without food in their metabolic system.  These elements of life are also used to make remedies for illness and diseases. Students learn how to do accurate nutrition assessments in this programme. They eventually become clinical nutrition specialists and can work in a patient care setting.

This degree programme focuses on nutrition and fitness. Its purpose is to understand medical knowledge about food and its relationship to health, as well as to aid people in changing their eating habits in order to improve their fitness and diet. The programme is designed to educate students for careers as nutritionists and dieticians. They assist in the improvement of eating habits through diet plans. Nutrition and dietetics are two distinct concepts; “nutrition” refers to the function of food in our bodies, whilst “dietetics” relates to the prevention and treatment of food-related disorders.

Nature of work:

  • studying how nutrient supply affects bodily functions
  •  researching the process of nutrition and the link between diet, illness, and health
  • offering health advice and encouraging good eating
  •  teaching health professionals and the general public about nutrition
  • working as part of a multidisciplinary team/assisting other health-care professionals in their job
  • Conducting health assessments on new clients
  • Discussing short- and long-term objectives and assisting clients in setting realistic expectations
  • Creating diet plans to fulfil health, nutritional, and weight objectives
  • Assisting clients in understanding which foods will supply them with the nutrients they require
  • Providing menus, recipes, and meal-planning assistance to clients
  • Monitoring clients over time and keeping track of their progress
  • Supporting and motivating clients as they get used to their new lifestyles
  • Adjusting nutritional plans as needed

Scope of Diet and Nutrition

In Pakistan, the scope of Doctor of Nutrition and Dietetics is estimated to rise even more in the near future. However, in the private sector, the reach of DND is much greater, and all DND doctors may easily find work there, as opposed to the public sector. Doctors of Nutrition and Dietetics work in the private sector in greater numbers than in the public sector. With the growth of fast meals and junk foods, our digestive systems are slowing down and we are becoming more susceptible to a variety of nutrition and dietetics disorders, we are turning to DND physicians for a suitable diet plan and good nutrition so that we may live a healthy lifestyle.

How to become a dietician and nutritionist

There are various degrees related to nutrition namely Bachelor’s in Food and Nutrition, Doctor of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Human Diet and Nutrition. These are similar in some ways as they circle around the same subjects but the duration of the degree may vary. For taking any of the following degree programs you have to complete FSc pre-medical with minimum 50% marks for 5 years and 4 years degree program. You can continue further studies and specialise by pursuing Master and Doctorate degrees in nutrition.

Furthermore, you can get various certifications and trainings to advance and develop your career

Best universities
  • Riphah International University
  • University of Faisalabad
  • University of Agriculture
  • Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Pir Mahar Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  • University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences, Lahore

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Job Opportunities

You can get the following job opportunities to start a healthy career after this degree:

  • Food Auditors in Hotels
  • Fitness Consultants
  • Professor of Herbal and Homeopathic Colleges
  • Manager in Food processing and Preservation Units
  • Production Manager
  • Food Law and Regulation departments
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Food Researcher and Scientist
  • Food Inspector
  • Nutrition Adviser for Children
  • Food and Nutrition Advisers

Qualities required

This is a specialist degree and students that have the following skills and interests should think of pursuing the career:

  • Dependable, Compassionate and Ethical
  • An interest in helping others
  • Great attention to detail
  • An analytic personality
  • Keen interest in the impact of diet on health
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills, including the ability to explain complex things simply
  • An understanding of science
  • Able to motivate others


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