Nutrition and Dietetics as a clinical department has the sole responsibility of hospital food administration of both therapeutic and normal diet feeding.Therapeutic diets entail modification of the normal diets to suit disease conditions and could be oral or tube feeding.The dietitians engage in one-on-one dietary counselling of the sick at the various wards and out patients’ clinicswhere they administer Medical Nutrition Therapy. There is also dissemination of nutrition information at the various out-patients’ clinics.
The different categories of staff in this department are registered dietitians, nutrition andscientific officers, catering officers and assistants as well as cooks. These officers are discrete in their roles and responsibilities but working as a team to achieve the set goals of the department and FMC in general.
Mrs. Clara Uchechi Azubuike
(Head of Department)