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MSc. in Nutrition and Dietetics

MSc. in Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition plays the most significant role for healthy life. Msc. in Nutrition & Dietetics is an emerging subject having global importance and is of great significance to the developing countries where there are disadvantage in socio-economic conditions, poverty and low hygienic standards, illiteracy, lack of safe drinking water, hygienic food and problems of malnutrition. Nutrition education is the most widely used nutritional measure with the intension of producing changes in food consumption practices for nutrition improvement in the dietary habit. As of now, there are no universities/college for teaching, learning and research in nutritional science in Nepal.

Furthermore, numerous medical colleges, nursing homes and hospitals have come into existence since the past few decades but there are very few diet experts. To fulfill the need of such human resource, College of Applied Food and Dairy Technology (CAFODAT), the only one college, has taken initiative by running MSc. in Nutrition and Dietetics course for the first time in Nepal affiliated with Purbanchal University.

Objectives and Scope

  • Generate eligible professionals in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
  • Meet the current need of nutritionist and dietitian of the nation.
  • Help people living in rural area to overcome the malnutrition and nutrition related problems and diseases.
  • Conduct high-level research in the field of nutritional sciences.
  • Participate in coordinated community nutrition program with the cooperation of other disciplines and agencies where feasible and necessary in government, NGO and INGOs.
  • Disseminate nutrition advisory and consultancy services and nutrition education to the public.


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