Training Programme on Therapeutic Diet for CKD

The North East Nutrition and Dietetic Association (NENDA) in collaboration with the Department of Allied Health Sciences of Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong organised a One Day Training Program on Therapeutic Diet for Chronic Kidney Disorders (CKD) at the Food Science Laboratory of MLCU on the 30th of March, 2019. The trainee included the faculty from St. Mary’s College, Union Christian College, Umiam and the faculty and students of the Department of Allied Health Sciences.

The resource person, Dr. Grace Passah, PhD in Nutrition and an Assistant Professor of the AHS Department stated that the objective of the program was to create an attractive and appealing therapeutic diet for kidney patients to aid in uplifting their nutritional status.

She further highlighted that the incidence and prevalence of CKD is growing at an alarming rate worldwide as well as in our state. Kidney patients tend to be malnourished as they experience low appetite, are unable to eat and are restricted to a bland diet. Ms. Ritu Rai, the Secretary of NENDA, Shillong region, said that it is a challenge for hospitals to deal with kidney patients because it is the malnutrition of the patient that has to be taken care of more than the ailment itself.

The training program attempted to make the participants aware of the recipes that kidney patients can prepare at home, something that is very beneficial for the faculty, dieticians and the students enabling them to incorporate the training whenever necessary.


A one-day menu (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and dessert) that included only the food items prescribed for kidney patients was prepared by the members of NENDA and demonstrated by a trainer, Mr. Bhagawati. The recipe ranged from our very own authentic Northeastern delicacies to Indian and continental ones.

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