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Dietetics

2024/07/15

Dietetics

 

The Department of Dietetics offers a wide range of dietetics services. These include diet counselling, advice on nutritional therapy, assessment of nutritional intake and requirements, and assistance with planning therapeutic diets tailored for various medical conditions.  

 

Our therapeutic diets are designed to improve clinical outcomes, such as ensuring optimal blood glucose control for individuals with diabetes, achieving normal cholesterol levels for patients with high cholesterol levels, and planning tube feeding regimes. 

 

Additionally, we establish guidelines for hospital diets, conduct nutrition workshops across a range of clinical conditions, engage in nutrition-related research and extend our services to the community through education programmes for medical professionals and students. 

 

Beyond addressing patients' nutritional needs, we offer corporate services such as health-related talks and educational booths on nutrition. 

Our Team
Head of Department, Department of Dietetics, National University Hospital
  • Ms. Charlotte Lin
Principal Dietitian
  • Ms Wong Chui Ying
  • Ms Yong Xin Nee
  • Ms Cassandra Lim
  • Ms Tan Kim Fong
Senior Dietitians
  • Ms Tricia Teo
  • Ms Wong Wei Yee
  • Ms Valerie Teong
  • Ms Neo Wen Joo
  • Ms Tan Hooi Yen
  • Ms Teong Wen Lynn
  • Ms Ang Ming Hui
  • Ms Low Choon Hui
  • Ms Cheryl Au
  • Ms Grace Tan
  • Ms Janelle Pang
  • Ms Hin See Ling
Dietitians
  • Ms Valerie Goh
  • Ms Melissa Tay
  • Ms Danielle Pang
  • Ms Courtney Chong
  • Ms Angela Teh
  • Ms Hoe Zhi Qi
  • Ms Sheryl Heng
  • Ms Pong Seng Ying
  • Ms Ang Jia Yu
  • Ms Ang Zi San
  • Ms Catherine Choo
  • Ms Rachel Wong
  • Ms Shalene Tan
  • Ms Foo Qi Xin
  • Ms Rachel Tok
Research Dietitian
  • Ms Ang Siew Min
Senior Admin Assistant
  • Ms Margaret Tan

Dietetic Technician

  • Ms Desiree Loh
Senior Patient Service Associate
  • Ms Chermaine Chng
Patient Service Associate
  • Ms Linda Magdalena Soewadi
Our Services

Our dietitians offer the following services: 

Individual dietary assessments and therapeutic advice for adults and children with diabetes, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, obesity, kidney disease, liver disease, inborn errors of metabolism, eating disorders, and other diet-related issues; 

Participation in multi-disciplinary ward rounds and meetings, e.g., Liver Transplants, Stroke Rounds Geriatric and Neurosurgery Ward Rounds; 

Nutritional assessments and enteral nutrition support services, including tube feeding and modified texture diets; 

Group sessions for patients enrolled in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme, Gestational Diabetes and Weight Management Programme; 

Nutrition-related talks and seminars; 

Dietary guidelines for inpatient meal services; 

In-service training for adult and paediatric medical professionals on therapeutic diet guidelines and concepts 

Supports and conducts research related to nutritional issues; 

Provision of nutrition-related services under the Workplace Health Promotion Programme, such as health talks, workshops and educational booths on nutrition; 

Conducting cooking demonstrations and supermarket tours. 

Our Research
Dietetics Research
Our Workshop
  • Healthy Keto Meals Programme

  • Caregiver Training Programme (Diet Management)

    Dietetics

    Workshop: Caregiver Training Programme

    Synopsis:
    Are you looking after someone with chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or malnutrition?

    Join our Caregiver Training Programme workshop for diet management tips! Sessions also include live cooking demonstrations and food sampling. Call 6772 8400 (weekdays, 9am to 5pm) or email [email protected] to register and find out more.

  • Additional Info: Participants are required to register prior to attending workshop.

Our Education

The department trains students from local and overseas educational institutions under a formal legal agreement with the NUH Dietetics Department. Students undertake internships and engage in clinical, community and research projects with the department. 

Nutrition and dietetics tertiary students 

During clinical placements, students translate theory into practice, showcasing various professional skills. Over the placement, students will gain clinical dietetic experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. 

 

In a community placement, students acquire knowledge and develop their skills in planning, implementing and evaluating nutrition programmes. 

 

Students undertaking a research placement will design and execute nutrition and dietetics research projects, demonstrating learning outcomes related to research and evidence-based practice. 

 

Polytechnic students 

Students can take up an internship with our department as part of their final year diploma in Food Science and Nutrition with various polytechnics.  In this internship, they will have opportunities to take on various nutrition related projects to develop their skills and knowledge in professional conduct, including effective communication, teamwork and time management. 

Contact Us

National University Hospital
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road
1 Main Building, Level 1 (Near Lift Lobby 2)
Singapore 119074

For enquiries, please contact:
Tel: (65) 6772 5166
Fax: (65) 6779 1938

For appointments, please contact:
Tel: (65) 6908 2222

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