Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society | About PNDS
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About PNDS

PNDS was registered in 2003 as a professional society, running on a purely non-profit ,non-commercial basis with no political and religious agendas.Society aims to represent, promote and advance the science and profession of nutrition in order to achieve better nutritional status for the population in Pakistan. Alhamdulillah! PNDS is now representing more than 900 members. Many of them work as dietitians and nutritionists in private and public sector.



  1. To promote the development of the dietetic and nutrition profession, by keeping abreast with the knowledge in the area of dietetics and nutrition and by providing a platform for collective action as a profession.
  2. To provide a consultative forum to the Government of Pakistan (GOP) on matters of policy and future planning for nutrition programs and dietary guidelines for the Pakistani population.
  3. To advice on suitable courses for the training of dietitians and nutritionists and provide continuing education courses to professionals in the field
  4. To participate in the formation and continuing revision of education standards for eligibility to practice as Dietitians and Nutritionists
  5. To set up national and international collaboration for nutrition and dietetic research and educational activities in Pakistan and the region.
  6. To form strategic alliances and associations with like-minded organizations to promote knowledge and awareness of diet and nutrition across Pakistan


PNDS is a National Professional Society that aims to develop and strengthen the profession of Nutrition and Dietetics. PNDS targets to achieve this through education, training, and research in order to promote nutritional well-being of Pakistani Population.


PNDS will provide a platform for collective action through educated, skilled and trained professionals who will assume consultative and leadership roles in academia, health-related institutions, and corporate sectors. This shall be achieved through capacity building and accreditation of professionals in nutrition; networking and partnership with the government, national and international institutions; public awareness; and advocacy.


PNDS espouses the core values of integrity, quality, inclusiveness, freedom of expression, respect for all, and ethical practice in everything it does.