Diet & Nutrition

Importance of a Balanced Diet

  • Having a balanced diet will ensure you will have less stress, and will reduce the number of diseases that you contract every year.
  • A balanced diet can also help you to recover from illnesses quickly.
  • A balanced diet with low sodium content is really useful for people who have high blood pressure and hypertension.
  • And it will obviously ensure a healthy growth of your body, and help to maintain a proper height, and muscles.
  • Reduce risk for stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
  • Reduce risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • Protect against certain cancers, such as mouth, stomach, and colon-rectum cancer.
  • Reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.
  • Help decrease bone loss and reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.
  • Help with weight management.
  • Reduce constipation.


For Adolescent

  • Assessment – Height , Weight and BMI Measurements.
  • Meal Plan for PCO
    1. Thick
    2. Thin
  • Weight reduction.
  • Weight Maintenance.
  • Weight Gain.


For Pregnancy

  • Weight gain recommendations.
  • Importance of micro and macro nutrients.
  • Nutritional needs during pregnancy.
  • Diet restrictions and split meal pattern for GDM.
  • Dietary complications during pregnancy.
  • Protein energy malnutrition

Foods to be included

  • Six major nutrient groups such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber and water.
  • 5 - 6 smaller meals rather than three major meals.

Foods to be avoided

  • Excessive consumption of sugar, honey, dates, sweets.
  • Bakery products like chocolates, biscuits ets.
  • Sugar added juices, cold and hot drinks should be avoided.
  • Excessive caffeine - tea, coffee, soda, chocolate drinks.
  • Excessive salt - pickle, pappad, fried snacks, chips
  • Excessive saturated fat - ghee, butter, vanaspathi


For Lactation

  • Increased nutritional need than pregnancy in lactation.
  • Weaning foods for baby.

For the Elderly women


  • Assessment
  • Changes in gastro intestine
  • Musculoskeletal Changes
  • Physical Activity
  • How to over come menopause in a balanced diet


Post Menopause

  • Decreased Immunity
  • Body composition changes
  • Musculoskeletal Changes

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