Applied Human Nutrition


The ANP is a teaching and research programme in the department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology. This is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary MSc. degree designed to train Public Health Nutritionists in Africa and other developing countries. The course is designed to help trainees deal  with the multifaceted nature of nutritional problems. It incorporates science and technology topics that aid in understanding of malnutrition and its consequences (health, social &economic) and the methods of alleviating nutritional problems directly or through influencing policy decisions. This program was incepted in 1985.


Head of Section


Dr. A. M. Mwangi

PhD(Wageningen University), MSc(UON), BSc(UON), Alumnus of ANLP, Member of ANS and elected council member of Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute



Areas of specialization: food and nutrition security; health and micronutrient status; nutritional epidemiology; nutritional surveillance in emergencies; and management, monitoring and evaluation of food, nutrition and health related projects/programmes. 

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Staff (Teaching and Non-Teaching)


Dr. Ngala Sophia

MSc(UoN), BSc (Michigan State University), Certifcate (Uppsala University), Higher Diploma (Kenya Polytechnic)



Areas of specialization: Nutrition. She is currently working as an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology and is pursuing her PhD in Wageningen University Netherlands.

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Prof. Wambui Kogi-Makau

PhD (University of London), MSc (UoN), BSc (UoN)


Areas of specialization: Nutrition. She has wide experience in teaching, research and social development including monitoring and evaluation (M&E). 

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Dr. Angela Andago

MSc(UoN), Post Graduate Diploma (K.U.), BSc(Nagpur University) 


Areas of specialization: Nutrition. She is currently persuing her PhD from the University and is a tutorial fellow in the department. 

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Ms. Jane Njenga

MSc(UoN), BSc(UoN), Higher Diploma (Kenya Polytechnic)


Areas of specialization: Nutrition. Currently persuing her PhD at the university and is an assistant lecturer at the department. 

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Dr. Omwega A. Matogo

PhD (University of London), MSc (University of Philippins), BSc(Adventist University of Philippins)


Areas of specialization: Nutrition. Currently a senior lecturer at the department. 

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Mr. Joseph. M. Mugo



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Mr. Justus. K. Turgut



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Degrees Offered
  1. BSc. in Food Nutrition and Dietetics  - View details
  2. MSc. Applied Human Nutrition - View details
  3. PhD. Human Nutrition - View details


Career Opportunities
  1. Nutritional surveillance in emergencies
  2. Nutritional assessment and evaluation
  3. Nutritional management of diseases e.g. diabetes , malnutrition
  4. Nutrition programme planning and management
  5. Nutritionists in hospitals
Ongoing Projects
  1. Improving The Iron Status Of Young Children In The Lake Victoria Basin Region Using Porridge Flour Supplemented With Bovine Blood, by Mrs Angela A. Andago taking Phd in Human Nutrition
  2. Transform Nutrition: Tackling The Neglected Crisis Of Under-nutrition
  3. Risk Factors For Human Colorectal Cancer In Kenya by Dasel K. Mulwa
  4. Novel Staple Food-based Strategies To Improve Micro-nutrient Status For Better Health And Development In Sub-saharan Africa (acronym – Instapa – Website


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