Protein energy malnutrition and their management

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What you'll learn

Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) is a significant public health problem in the world. It is the imbalance between the supply of nutrients, energy, and the body’s demand to ensure growth, maintenance, and specific functions. This malnutrition affects children in the most crucial period of development, leading to permanent impairment in their later life. read more »»

Undernutrition can lead to children susceptible to infections, in turn leading to mortality. This can be caused by micro-nutrients like vitamins and can affect any age group, especially children. Dietary management is one of the methods to overcome protein-energy malnutrition. Therefore, this expert speaker course will help you to understand in detail about the Basics of PEM, clinical symptoms of PEM, dietary management, and lot more.

Who should attend?

  • Nutritionists
  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Basics of PEM
  • Clinical symptoms of PEM
  • Dietary management in PEM
  • Severe Acute Malnutrition


Dr. K. Sunitha Premalatha

AGM Chief Dietitian at Yashoda Hospital

Total Work Experience – 18 Years


Dr. Sunitha Premalatha holds a Masters and PhD in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Service Management, WCC Madras University. She has been guided more than 100 students for dietetic internship as part of their Masters program from National Institute of Nutrition, Osmania University, Padmavathi University, Andhra University and IGNOU students. She has been associated the Member of Indian Dietetic Association and served as an executive member of IDA 2003. Also a Member of Nutrition Society of India. She has been organized the secretary for Indian Dietetic Association National Conference 2003, Hyderabad. She is a guest speaker for various corporate companies like Infosys, Deloitte, Tech Mahindra, Dr Reddy’s, Mylan, TCS, Accenture, HCL, Cognizant, Well’s Fargo, CSC, ADP, ITC Kakatiya etc.

For: intermediates

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