With changing times, dietetic professionals are being progressively recognized and acknowledged by the government sector, the food industry, health professionals and the public for their effective role in leading the way to better nutrition. PNDS recognizes the contribution of colleagues with dietetic and non-dietetic qualifications and welcomes their participation as its members.

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PNDS Code of Ethics

PNDS believes it is in the best interest of the profession and the public it serves to have a Code of Ethics in place that provides guidance to Human Nutrition Professionals (HNPs) in their professional practice and conduct.

PNDS aims to voluntarily adopt a Code of Ethics to reflect the values and ethical principles guiding HNP and to outline commitments and obligations of the HNP to clients, society, self, and the profession.

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Who is Dietitian?

Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn RDN credentials:

  • Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics: 4-year-BS (Nutrition) OR MSc(4-year) Home Economics with specialization in Foods & Nutrition
  • Completed an accredited supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency combined with undergraduate or graduate studies.
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Become a RDN

How to become a Registered  Dietitian/Nutritionist:

 Based on the guidelines provided by the Pakistan Accreditation of Nutrition and Dietetic Professionals (PANAP), PNDS has developed a registration exam to certify practicing dietitians and nutritionists.

The Exam is held annually in September of every year. Applicants not fulfilling the specified degree criteria may be eligible if they can provide satisfactory evidence that they have acquired all the required competencies through degree/non-degree courses or on the job training. Such cases will be decided by the PNDS Registration Committee.

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