‘Buffet Nutritionnel” – Nutrition Project’

The Second Semester BSc Nursing students of Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE Manipal conducted Nutrition day “Buffet Nutritionnel” as part of their curricular requirement on 14/07/2022 and 15/07/2022.

Students were divided into groups and were assigned to prepare a one-day menu plan of a balanced diet for toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, adolescents, antenatal mothers and postnatal mothers. They also prepared therapeutic diets for preschoolers with malnutrition and patients with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, liver diseases. Students discussed within their groups as well as with the supervising teachers, planned and calculated the menu, based on the weight and type of work of the target group assigned to them.

On the day of the presentation, the students prepared the menu plan by applying the principles of hygienic cooking and displayed the menu with a brief presentation. Evaluation of the project was done by Dr. Melita Sheilini, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, MCON Manipal. The project was coordinated by Dr. Ansuya, Assistant Professor and Mrs. Reshma R Kotian, Lecturer, under the guidance of Dr. Shashidhara Y N. HOD, Department of Community Health Nursing, MCON, MAHE, Manipal.