The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition envisions enhancing human health and quality of life of individuals, families and the nation through rigorous academic programs, state-of-the-art research, community-driven extension, and engagement opportunities.
The Department honor sustains and advances the land-grant heritage and mission of Kinnaird College.
The mission of our Department is to lead the integration of food and nutrition sciences using learner-centered educational environments and to develop a world of peaceful relationships with food, nutrition and health by:
The curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in food and nutritional sciences so as to equip them to face current challenges related to food, nutrition & health. The program focuses on building and developing skills amongst students by promoting participation in experiential learning projects and helping them prepare for active involvement in local and global issues related to food and nutrition. The program also addresses critical issues such as nutrition for limited resource audience which is very critical in the perspective of Pakistan.
Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore was amongst the first educational institution to start a BSc.(Hons.) program in Food Science & Human Nutrition in Pakistan. Our alumni are employed in reputed organizations and are seen working successfully in various spheres which include Community Educators, Consultant Nutritionists, Dietitians, Nutrition Subject Specialist, Campus Nutrition Counselor, Food Service Manager, Expert for development of Nutrition Curriculum at primary level.
Degree Requirements for BS Food Science & Human Nutrition 4 years program
To receive BS Food Sciences & Human Nutrition degree, a student must complete a total of 135 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.
|Sr. No.||Course Type||Course Title||Cr. Hrs.|
|1||Major||Introduction to Food Science and Human Nutrition||3|
|2||Major||Food Lab Practices||3|
|3||Core||English – I||3|
|4||Core||Islamic Studies / Core Ethics||2|
|5||Core||Introduction to Computers||3|
|6||General||General – I||3|
|1||Major||Fundamentals of Human Nutrition||3|
|3||Core||English – II||3|
|5||General||General – II||3|
|6||General||General – III||3|
|1||Major||Food Product Development||4|
|2||Major||Nutrition through the life cycle||3|
|3||Core||English – III||3|
|5||General||General – IV||3|
|2||Major||Introduction to Nutrition Therapy||3|
|5||General||General – V||3|
|3||Major||Fundamentals of Meal Management||4|
|4||Major||Food Technology I||3|
|5||Major||Food Processing and Preservation||4|
|1||Major||Applied Medical Nutrition Therapy||3|
|2||Major||Advance community Nutrition Education||3|
|3||Major||Sensory Evaluation of Foods||3|
|4||Major||Food Technology II||3|
|6||General||General – V||3|
|1||Major||Clinical Nutrition in Practice||3|
|1||Major||Women Nutrition and Reproductive Health||3|
|2||Major||Food Safety & Quality Management||3|
|3||Major||Applied Medical Nutrition Therapy I||3|
|4||Major||Advanced Human Nutrition||3|
|5||Major||Data Analysis and Research Report Writing||3|
|1||Major||Applied Medical Nutrition Therapy II||3|
|2||Major||Public Health Nutrition||3|
|3||Major||Nutrition Policy, Program and Services||3|
Active Citizenship Program
Active Citizenship program offered by Kinnaird College in collaboration with British Council and HEC is a social leadership training program that promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development. It is a mandatory requirement for the completion of undergraduate degree and based on two semesters. All students will study the theoretical portion through different activities starting in their 3rd semester. They will plan their social action projects in 4th semester and implement it in the field.