Clinical Nutrition
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About Clinical Nutrition

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics (Clinical Nutrition Section) is a leading department that integrates primarily both nutrition and dietetics, providing evidence-based, patient-centered nutritional consultations and therapy to a wide range of in-patients and out-patients at SQUH. Nutrition is the study of nutrients in food, how nutrients are used by the body and the relationship between diet, health and disease. Dietetics is defined as ‘the application of the science of nutrition to the human being in health and disease‘. Dietitians are qualified health professionals who are trained to assess, diagnose and treat nutritional problems by promoting nutritional well-being through the medical nutrition therapy (care) process to manage nutritional problems in relation to disease conditions at an individual and wider public-health level.


  • To be the center of excellence in specialized areas of human nutrition and diet therapy providing teaching, research and clinical care


  • We provide quality, patients-centered care that aims to maximize nutritional status for patients, through delivering evidence-based dietetics and nutrition interventions
  • We are part of a multidisciplinary team providing training and research opportunities to SQU students and others.
  • We aim to maximize preventative measures to patients, families and a community through raising awareness on healthy nutrition and lifestyle changes.


  • Providing clinical nutrition  services to in and out-patients
  • Contributing to dietetic training, teaching and research activities
  • Contributing in national nutritional policies and guidelines development
  • Providing nutrition awareness initiatives to community