Nutrition and Dietetics

Tree Top Hospital Maldives' Nutrition and Dietetics specialty consists of highly trained professionals who design the most suitable nutritional plan and diet for our Guests. To provide the best personalized care to our Guests, our team base their advice on a spectrum of tests which precisely capture nutritional requirements. By doing so, we ensure that our Guests receive a holistic treatment to ensure an excellent recovery.

In addition to these, our multidisciplinary team is compassionate about empowering Guests and care givers with skills and knowledge to make beneficial dietary choices. Continue reading for more details about the services provided at Tree Top Hospital Maldives.

Clinical Nutrition

Clinical dieticians are specialists in assessing and addressing nutritional needs of patients with complex health conditions. Our clinical nutritionists assess the nutritional status of patients, calculate individual nutritional requirements and educate families on special and health promoting diets or nutritional support.

The department of Dietetics and Nutrition offers nutritional assessment and dietary advice to patients. The purpose of the department is to promote health, prevent disease and aid in the management of illness. Our team ensures optimum nutrition for all patients undergoing or recovering from various treatments. Our facility is available for all patients in OPD and IPD.

Critical Care Nutrition

The provision of safe and optimal nutrition to patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), using evidence-based practices. Early nutrition therapy may decrease disease severity, decrease complications, reduce length of stay in the ICU and decrease mortality. Furthermore, it is paramount that our Guests receive specialist nutrition therapy to prevent malnutrition which may impair recovery and increase the amount of time spent in the hospital.

Early Childhood Nutrition

Children need the right foods at the right time to grow and develop to their full potential. The most critical time for good nutrition is during the 1,000-day period from pregnancy until a child's second birthday.

Young children are extremely active but can only eat a little at a time. They should receive a lot of high-energy foods, such as carbohydrates in the form of whole-grain cereals, full-fat dairy or soy milk, vegetable oils, fruits (two servings) and vegetables in boiled, baked, steamed or sauteed form (three servings).

Fitness and sports

Nutrition can help enhance athletic performance. An active lifestyle and exercise routine, along with eating well, is the best way to stay healthy. Eating a good diet can help provide the energy you need to finish a race, or just enjoy a casual sport or activity. 

Women's health and PCOS

Diet and exercise are important parts of managing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). This is because young women with PCOS often have higher levels of the hormone insulin in their blood, and many have trouble maintaining a weight that will help them meet their physical health potential.

Knowing the right types of foods to eat as well as the kind of food to limit can improve the way you feel and may help you meet your body's intended weight. Eating well, staying active, and maintaining your weight or losing weight if appropriate for your body can improve PCOS symptoms.

Nutritional Workshops

Our department provides organizations with workshops which aim to raise nutrition and health knowledge and promotion of physical activity. Our care team will be happy to base our workshop around our audience, whether they are school-going children, adolescents, parents, or elderly. The key to this workshop is to develop a strong understanding of a balanced diet, the adoption of health eating habits, and the importance of physical activity as part of our daily routine.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 3351610 or send an email to [email protected]