Nutrition practice at JKUAT hospital setting offers tremendous opportunity and optimizes the overall quality of patient care, improves clinical outcomes and addresses the adverse effects of malnutrition.
This is achieved by:
1. Nutritional screening and assessment to determine body mass index (BMI), total body fat and visceral fat.
2. Nutritional Diagnosis to determine protein –energy malnutrition (under nutrition), over nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overloads.
3. Nutrition intervention.
- Counseling and education
- Providing of nutritional supplements.
4. Monitoring and evaluation.
To keep track of % weight gain or reduction, BMI increases, treatment outcomes.