Nutrition Services


The department of Clinical Nutrition is dedicated to providing and promoting optimal nutrition therapy and offers nutritional screening, assessment, intervention and counseling for all patient populations including pediatric, neonatal, adolescent, adult, geriatric, inpatients and ambulatory care patients who are under the care of King Faisal specialist Hospital.


The Clinical Nutrition staff includes the expertise and leadership in clinical Nutrition field as well as in nutrition education. Clinical dietitians and assistant dietitians who work directly with patients & their families to develop nutrition plans that meet the medical and cultural needs.

All of our clinical staff are licensed and registered nutrition professionals, many with advanced degrees and specialized certifications. Our team has expertise in many areas of medical nutrition therapy and specialize in pediatrics & Adult nutrition as provide comprehensive nutritional care for both inpatients and outpatients.

All our Dietitians are participating in ongoing professional education to be always update on the new researches, practices and standard guidelines in clinical nutrition.


  • Clinical Nutrition Inpatient Services
  • Clinical Nutrition Outpatient Services
  • Clinical nutrition training and education


Our dietitians are an important part of a multidisciplinary care team with inpatient. A clinical dietitian is assigned to each patient care unit at The KFSHRC. We provide comprehensive nutrition services for inpatients of all ages according to medical need. The dietitian will consult with the medical staff for the patient about special diets, modified formulas, enteraltube feedings and parenteral (IV) nutrition. She will also provide a nutritional services that includes:

  • Screening patients for nutritional risks
  • nutritional assessment, design, and monitoring of nutritional programs
  • Assessing nutritional needs and making recommendations on how to meet them
  • Dietitians are also providing nutritional assessments which includes:
    • A growth evaluation
    • An assessment of nutrient intake
    • Formula/feeding recommendations
  • If the patient will be home on tube feedings, we are making nutrition consultation a part of discharge planning. before patient leaving the hospital. Our team will also provide instructions for patients who require modified diets and special formulas.
  • Making recommendations for infant feedings, including breast milk, formula or enteral/tube feeding products
  • Managing the care of patients receiving nutritional support enteralor parenteralnutrition (IV nutrition)
  • Providing nutrition education and diet instructions for patients & their families.
  • For hospital nutrition services, provides a multidisciplinary approach assisted by allied health professionals at KFSHRC to provide:
    • effective evaluation and management of medical malnourished hospitalized patients
    • fluid and electrolyte management of ill patients
    • assessment of drug-nutrient interactions
    • general nutrition support supervision
  • Specialized nutrition support is essential to the care of patients who cannot absorb adequate nutrients due to major surgery or specific disease states in which the stomach or bowel are not functioning properly. Nutrition support is especially important for malnourished patients and those at high risk for malnutrition. And this is well covered by our expertise clinical dietitian in KFSHRC.


Home Care

Our dietitians work closely with home health care nurses to identify any patients in need of nutritional intervention. Dietitians conduct evaluations over the phone or during home visits, and/or with family members. Appropriate education and recommendations for improving the patient’s nutritional status are provided.


Our Nutrition Experts Improve Health Outcomes

  • The highly trained nutrition experts at KFSHRC improve health awareness by participating in community outreach programs.
  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional education needed with providing them by nutrition hand out.
  • Provide Nutrition Education to the public inside and outside the hospital by way of holding a Conference, open days and School Outreach Program.
  • The clinical nutrition department staff also provides nutrition education programs, community seminars and serves as a resource in nutrition to other departments in the hospital and community outreach.