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The Nawinna Medicare Hospitals dietitians provide a range of services including inpatient nutrition care, outpatient clinics, group programs as well as nutrition support to The Nawinna Medicare Hospital food service.
The Nutrition Unit within the Nawinna Medicare Hospital provides nutritional assessment and counselling to patients, families and staff including advice on achieving and maintaining optimal nutrition, and the most appropriate form of nutrition delivery.
The nutrition department is referred patients from the Medical staff, Nursing staff, and Food Service staff and provides advice about nutrition and diet in relation to health and illness.The department consists of a team of dietitians/Nutritionists employed by the hospital have completed an approved qualification (at degree level) .Registered dietitians /Nutritionists are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level.
Dietitians /Nutritionists use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices
Nutrition plays an integral role in maintaining health and in the prevention of certain diseases. Our Nutrition Counseling Services offer professional one-on-one nutrition education and dietary counseling for people with diabetes, cardiac disease, excess weight, eating disorders and other nutrition-related problems. Some services may be covered by insurance plans.
We provide individual nutrition care to patients during hospital admissions on request . We accept referrals from doctors, nurses and other health care professionals for any inpatient with a nutritional problem including:
Diet plays a vital role in the treatment of patients. Proper diet is the key to good health and vigor. The diet and kitchen feature in the Hospital assists the hospital kitchen staff to provide meals to inpatients as per the instructions of the dietitians /Nutritionists and physician. The dietician works with the physician to define the diet for the patients The objective of the Nawinna Medicare Hospital’s dietary service is to make provision for clean, hygienic and nutritious diet for the indoor patient as per their caloric requirement
We accept both adult and paediatric referrals from a GP or consultant for a wide range of nutritional problems including:
Our outpatient nutrition clinics include:
Objective of Nutrition department of NMC
The Special Diet Service liaises with the Food Services Department for meal and mid meal service requriements for patients with special dietary needs.
The various types of diet being provided are:
Diet and nutrition is basic factor for weight management. Overweight is main risk factor for many non communicable diseases such as diabetic, hypertension (High blood pressure), cancer, coronary artery diseases etc.
Diet counseling provides knowledge about food which need to high, moderate and lower consumption. Through diet counseling and specialized menu plan helps to change lifestyle practices.
Prevent non communicable diseases (NCD)
are well known NCD s.
What we eat and our nutritional status can affect cardiovascular diseases, some types of cancer and diabetes. Foods, diet and nutritional status, including overweight and obesity, are also associated with elevated blood pressure and blood cholesterol, and resistance to the action of insulin diabetic. These conditions are not only risk factors for NCDs, but major causes of illness themselves. Properly planed diet is important prevent NCDs as well as, it helps to medicine for control adverse conditions.
Particular vegetables and fruits, including cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli, and many fruits or vegetables that are rich in folate, also protect from developing cancers of the colon and rectum, mouth, pharynx, larynx and oesophagus. Eating red and processed meat increases risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Saturated fat and trans fats increase blood cholesterol and cardiovascular risk. Higher sodium/salt intake is a major risk factor for elevated blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases, and probably stomach cancer. Diets high in meat and dairy also increase blood pressure. Diets high in energy-dense, highly-processed foods and refined starches and/or sugary beverages contribute to overweight and obesity.
Iron (Fe) deficiencies are common in Sri Lanka. Fe deficiency lead to general fatigue, weakness, pale skin, shortness of breath, dizziness, a tingling or crawling feeling in the legs, tongue swelling or soreness, cold hands and feet, fast or irregular heartbeat, brittle nails, headaches.
Commonly iron comes from animal origin foods such as fish, meat. Strictly vegetarians or vegans don’t take any animal origin food. Therefore, they need special diet for fulfill iron requirement as well as vitamin B12 requirement.
Changes of your lifestyle such as
Therefore, proper diet and exercise helps to maintain your body weight.
You should plan to return to your pre-pregnancy weight by 6 to 12 months after delivery. Most women lose half of their baby weight by 6 weeks after childbirth (postpartum). The rest usually comes off over the next several months. A healthy diet with daily exercise will to maintain body weight.
These diseases are a consequence of behavioral, hereditary or standard of life factors, such as smoking and an improper diet. Examples of non-communicable diseases include diabetes, cancer, mental illness, common injuries and heart disease. By employing all of the natural preventive measures below, you can safely and effectively defend your body against non-communicable diseases. Exercise every day, Healthy diet, Consume foods high in antioxidants, avoid smoking and minimize alcohol, reduced red meat consumption, are some factors which helps to prevent NCDs.
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A balanced diet is one that gives your body the nutrients it needs to function correctly. At the core of a balanced diet are foods that are low in unnecessary fats and sugars but high in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.In order to get the proper nutrition from your diet, you should obtain the majority of your daily calories from:
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Mrs. Chamila Liyanage
Mr. K.L.A Samitha Prasad
A Former writer in “RIVIRA SUWANETHA” paper.
Member of Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka.