Given the rising number of non-communicable diseases and recognized role of nutrition in such illnesses in the past few decades, this science is of paramount importance. In addition, hospitals are mainly involved with diseases related to reduction or increase of weight, malnutrition and obesity.
While there have been significant advances in our country in this regard, more effort is needed in the field of basic and applied science of nutrition. This could not be achieved without the collective efforts and strong support from the authorities of the concerned ministry, university and school. Evidently, investment in and attention to this section is mainly for investing in prevention of diseases at primary level, and will not lead to quick results for related officials.
By Allah's favor and great endeavors of department members, University of Mashhad has aimed to bring the plan of this important task to fruition.