The department of Home and Health Sciences of Allama Iqbal Open University is playing an important part by offering different health and nutrition research oriented programmes, in a short span of 23 years. It was established in 1981 with the nomenclature of Home Economics. In 1984 it was renamed as “Department of Women’s Education”. This change was brought because of shift in national education policies to upgrade and promote women’s education at higher education level. At that time the department focused on the development of courses related to Home Economics, Family and Community health. More recently focus on skill enhancement has been continued but additional targets and challenges of skill oriented professional graduate and postgraduate programmes are taken up by the department. The department has now developed Health and Nutrition oriented professional programmes. All these programmes concentrate on nutritional aspects by motivating and creating a consciousness among the in-service health professionals and nutritional experts involved in teaching and research to undertake good nutritional care of the community.