The dietitians' primary function is to provide nutrition counselling to inpatients, outpatients and their caregivers. We work in multi-disciplinary teams to provide wholesome healthcare to our patients. We assess the nutritional status of patients and recommend appropriate dietary treatment. Since both dietitians and hospital foodservice staff are in the same Nutrition & Dietetics Department, we have direct access to the chefs and kitchen attendants to ensure that the prescribed meals are given to the respective inpatients. We also help our chefs ensure that inpatients without dietary restrictions are served healthy meals.
Besides clinical dietetics, the dietitians also conduct general and specialised nutrition talks and workshops to hospital staff, corporate clients and members of the public.
Our dietitians also play active roles in various professional and community organisations such as Singapore Nutrition & Dietetics Association, Diabetic Society of Singapore, Singapore Association of the Study of Obesity, Singapore National Heart Association and Singapore National Stroke Association.
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