The General Administration of Nutrition
Since its launch nearly thirty years ago, the General Department of Nutrition exerts efforts, year after year, to provide high-quality distinctive food services for all students and staff in accordance with the best international standards.
About the Department:
The Nutrition General Department was founded on 11/1/1404 AH under the umbrella of Student Affairs Deanship. The health cadres of Nutrition General Department include technicians, and specialists in the field of food science, nutrition and environmental health. An independent women department was established on 02/04/1434 AH which contributed in strengthening the role of the department and keeping up with other departments in the Deanship of Student Affairs.
The Nutrition General Department in the Deanship of Student Affairs is aiming for
1- Presenting the latest in the food service and providing multiple options in accordance with the latest technology in a contemporary style which will reflect positively on the supporting services for the main educational mission in the University.
2- Raising health and nutrition awareness among a large number of community members.
Full supervision in applying sanitary conditions in all production levels of preparing meals to reach a high level of quality and safety.
Establishing conditions and requirements for the university nutrition services and following-up the implementation in all selling points.
First/ Student's Services:
Financially supported meals: The department, in collaboration with the Student Fund, provides low cost meals to suit students with low-income
Supported Meal Locations:
- Primary catering contractor’s booths located in every college at the university.
- Student restaurant located in building 27A and in the Center for Applied Studies in Olaysha Campus (it costs 3 Saudi Riyals for breakfast and 8 Saudi Riyals for lunch).
- Student restaurant located in Student Housing’s building 41 (it costs 3 Saudi Riyals for breakfast, 8 Saudi Riyals for lunch, and 7 Saudi Riyals for dinner).
Student Activity Meals: For students’ events and activities held at the University, the department provides a free buffet that fits the numbers of students and attendees.
Nutrition Education: The Department participates in spreading awareness and educating the students by organizing food and nutrition events and activities within the University.
Second/ Services for Faculty Members and Employees:
Event Preparation: the Department assists the staff in organizing indoor events including tea parties, lunches and dinners because it serves as the link between the staff and the University’s primary catering contractor.
Faculty and Employees Restaurant: the Department provides a restaurant that offers breakfast and lunch for the staff (located in building 25).
Third/ Public Services:
Vending Machines: The Department contracted with several companies to install vending machines with fresh juice, drinks, water, coffee and snacks in all the buildings and entrance halls.
Restaurants and Cafes: the Department supervises food and beverage companies (Restaurants and cafes) located in various buildings throughout campus. The Department focuses on providing diverse services and prices therefore; it divided food sites as follows:
Restaurants: high price - low price
Cafes: high price - low price
Snacks: high price - low price
Fourth/ Complaints and Polls:
Quarterly Referendum: The Nutrition Department holds referendum for the level of food service provided for students and staff via https://sa.ksu.edu.sa/ar/node/3707 to address the issues by the Department’s concerned units.
Complaints and Suggestions: students and staff complaints received via the administration phone number 0118056670, or WhatsApp service http://wa.me/message/U5KLR6R3IQ47B1. The complaint will not be accepted unless it meets the conditions described on complaint placards available in all places selling food. The conditions include not taking the food outside the campus, should be bought in the last 24 hours, and to be submitted without any changes or consumption.
Fifth: Training Students and Graduates to Work as Nutrition Supervisor:
Training: The Nutrition Department participates in training undergraduate and diploma students specialized in the field of nutrition, and provides them with a certificate accredited by the Deanship of Student Affairs.
Director of Nutrition Department:
Ms. Badriah Alshweaer
Ms. Maha Al-Qahtany
Complaints and Suggestions:
Ms. Rawabi Al-Ahmad