Nutrition is defined as a science concerned with the role of food and nutrients in the maintenance of health.The science of Nutrition has been developed by using the combined knowledge of the physicaland biological sciences. Its application involves the social sciences related to man’ sbehaviour -Psychology, sociology, anthropology and economics.

Human nutrition is a complex, multifaceted scientific domain indicating how substances in foods provide essential nourishment for the maintenance of life. It is a process by which substances in food are transformed into body tissues and provide energy for the full range of physical and mental activities that make up human life.
The study of human nutrition is interdisciplinary in character, involving not only physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology but also fields such as psychology and anthropology, which explore the influence of attitudes, beliefs, preferences, and cultural traditions on food choices.
Human nutrition further touches on economics and political science as the world community recognizes and responds to the suffering and death caused by malnutrition. The ultimate goal of nutritional science is to promote optimal health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer as well as to prevent classic nutritional deficiency diseases such as kwashiorkor , pellagra etc. Numerous disorders ranging from protein energy malnutrition to the specific micronutrient deficiency prevailed in Pakistan. Nutritional deficiencies have resulted in growth retardation, mental disorders and various types of physical disabilities. Beside, the incidences of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, obesity, hypertension with kidney and liver problems are increasing day by day due to unsafe and poor quality diets. This alarming situation demands to cure diseases with food, realizing the importance of human nutrition in daily life and emergencies like earthquake, drought, famine and man-made disasters.

History of Nutrition

The science of Nutrition has been developed by using the combined knowledge of the physical and biological sciences. Its application involves the social sciences related to man’ s behaviour – Psychology, sociology, anthropology and economics. Until World War I the significance of nutrition was recognized by a relatively small group of
scientists and physicians. Since then, a wider awareness has developed on the role of nutrients in
health of individuals and the economic development of the nation.

Johar Institute of Professional Studies Lahore,School of Medical Science started degree programs at undergraduate level. The aim of the department is to produce manpower in the field of human nutrition which will provide services in health departments, teaching and research, International Organizations, Private Sector, and Non-Governmental Organizations, Community Development Program etc. By consistent emphasis on experimental learning through laboratory studies, research-based learning, debate, and presentations, designed to enhance the student’s critical thinking, communication and collaboration, tackling of ill-defined problems, development of individual learning objectives and self-evaluation of performance.

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