Asst. Prof. Dr. Zeynep Begüm KALYONCU

Dear Students,

Adequate, balanced and healthy nutrition is the most important component of general well-being. By gaining knowledge in this area, you will be able to make necessary steps for your own health and learn what you can do to help others develop and change their nutrition to sustain a healthy life style. Periods such as infancy, childhood, adolescence, elderly, pregnancy and lactation and the individuals having metabolic disorders or chronic diseases, groups such as athletes and heavy workers need special diet plans. Factors such as age, gender, physical activity, socio-economic status, blood biochemistry values, presence or absence of diseases are important factors affecting diet plans. Dietitians are educated enough to prepare diet plans by evaluating individuals’ eating habits and considering abovementioned factors. In this context, the need for the dietitians who can serve in these areas is increasing day by day. Since institutional food services and food industry also grow, develop and change every day, the demand for dietitians are increasing accordingly. There is no doubt that, the most fundamental element of the dietitians’ competence and success in their service is the knowledge and skills they gained in their university life.

Our education program is designed by modeling nationally and internationally well-known program models. The students will find themselves in a student friendly atmosphere equipped with a contemporary, qualitative and participatory training programs and facilities. After completing the program successfully, they will gain the title of dietitian.

With this newly established department, giving the education in English, you will have an infrastructure that will enable you to follow the changes and developments in the globalized world more closely and efficiently. Certainly success in the profession does not come about only through the correct use of acquired knowledge, therefore you must also strive for your personal development. I would like to assure you that the vision and mission of our department is structured to provide you with the motivation and equipment that will contribute your personal development.

I wish you success in your education and professional life, and embrace with love.