Department of Dietetics & Obesity ClinicNeurology

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No doubt everyone likes to look well and feel well all their life. Your success in reaching these goals depends very much on what and how much you eat.

Your daily diet can influence risk of developing an imposing list of life shortening diseases including heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, tooth decay, fracture and today's leading problem of obesity.

Indeed you are what you eat but you are also what you do not eat. The healthful diet depends not so much on consuming any particular nutrient or group of nutrients but rather on the overall structure of the diet, the combination of varioius food materials the total balance of food we eat. Currently our balance is greatly distorted. We are a people ignorant of good nutrition. The average person eats a diet extraordinarily high in saturated fats, refined sugar, refined cereals, meat and other animal products, commercially processed food and surprisingly low in fresh and raw fruits and vegetables. It is paradox that nutritional deficiencies are common in the overfed.


The dietetics dept. at CIIMS has come a long way to help people and patients live healthy and eat rightly. Dietician also gives advice for tube feeding. The provision of some feeds in the form of powders is also made by the department. Dept also distributes free food grains to poor patients and their relative if found valid. The food grains are obtained from Mahavir Food Bank, Nagpur.The dept. has helped people to change their diets towards a whole new way of living. It helps people to use the food to look after, love, restore and heal themselves and others. Dept. emphasizes that good food offers them the chance of better physical, emotional social and spiritual health.

Department convinces people that our food can be a source of goodness and energy beyond its calorie and biochemical contents also. We convey that we can alter the vibrant dynamic free flowing energy that is our life force, by the food we eat.

Department describes how to prevent and treat the ailment by adjusting the diet and recommending specific foods and popularizing balanced diet.
The most frequent clinical interaction is with the dept. of Diabetes. Number of different educational programmes are regularly being performed. Several diabetes camps, diet exhibitions and need based individual counseling are the special features of this dept. Guidance for preparing special diets for various indoor patients of the hospital is a regular feature. Patient's of even intensive care unit are given tube feeding.

Diet preparations are supplied by feeding room dept :- Various home made feeds are planned and prepared & administrated through the feeding room feeds. The requirement is fulfilled to a great extent. The diabetic patient, kidney patients are given special tube feeds. Such patients on RT Feeds when discharged are specially counselled for the RT feeds administration at home. They are supplied these powdered home feeds to be given at home. Patients with Neuroproblems are bed ridden for a longer period and need special care and extra nutrition. Such requirement of patients demands high protein high calorie and high calcium diets is taken care of.

The Hallmark :
The hallmark of our department is the delineation of all the physiological needs of the patient and limitations imposed by the treating physicians due to the diseased conditions. Accordingly the diets are planned. We answer to a variety of demands like low volume high calorie diets, low protein low potassium diets, low sodium diets. etc.

Our specialization lies in bringing about a behavioural modification among obese clients and changing their life style to acquire a desired body weight.

A regular diet counseling for our own staff helps them to remain in good health free from disease.

Diet we believe is an important adjuvant to the therapy for proper healing and maintenance of proper milieu.