Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology

BIOSAFETY LEVEL-2 FACILITY APPROVAL

The University of Nairobi Medical Microbiology and Immunology Review Board assessed laboratories in the Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology and The Department of Public Health Pharmacology and Toxicology  in compliance to ISO. They inspected microbiological laboratory for analysis of pathogens (salmonella and camploybacter).

DFSNT CULTURAL DAY

The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology held its first cultural day event on Tuesday 28, May 2024 within the Department. Staff and students cooked various dishes from different communities in Kenya and show cased in a very colourful event. Most staff were dressed in traditional attires. Traditional songs were played and everyone present enjoyed.  

The Vice Chancellor visit to DFSNT Bakery

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, Prof. Stephen Kiama visited the Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology Bakery. The Chairman of the Department  received the Vice chancellor and  showed him the various products in the bakery e.g. scones, bread, buns and cakes. The VC was happy to have a taste of the products and congratulated the department for the effort made and mentioned that its among the best department in the University because of many research and innovations. 

STUDENT'S RECOGNITION CEREMONY 2022/2023

The University of Nairobi's Student recognition Ceremony was held on May 3rd 2024.  Below are the students who were awarded from the Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology . 

1. Lawrence Mugambi -Research and Publication  award 

2. Mandre Joseph  - Interpreneurship and renovation award

3. Mwarome Jumbale

4. Rhoda Nekesa

5. Gatwiri Lolyne Kaimenyi

6. Awutonde Adeola Omotola

7. Khetia Nandani

Prof. G. O. Abong' and family was among the Prize  Donor's 

TREE PLANTING APRIL 2024

The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology,Staff and students led by the chairman Prof. G.O. Abong' participated in tree planting event that took place on Friday 19, 2024 at The upper Kabete Campus. The chairman encouraged students and staff to make sure they plant 100 trees this year. The University of Nairobi participates in this exercise  in solidarity with the Kenyan Government. The campaign aims at reducing greenhouse emissions, stopping, and reversing deforestation.

Feed the future Innovation Lab for Food safety by USAID

Prof. Catherine Kunyanga , Associate Dean Faculty of Agriculture   who is also an Associate  Professor in the Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology visited  Feed the future innovation lab for food safety by USAID - presenting on poultry value chain. Women and youth pay a vital role in the poultry value chain - interventions targeting reduction of Salmonella and Campylobacter pathogens should actively engage them and consider roles of gender in this value chains. Annual meeting in Cambodia 13-17th November 2023

A visit to Rector of Perma State Afro-Technological University in Russia

Prof. Catherine Kunyanga the Associate Dean Faculty of Agriculture led a delegation from the faculty of Agriculture to Rector of Perm Sate University Russia . They had aw warm reception and its a  start of great partnership and collaboration 

REPORT OF NUTRITION AWARENESS DAY HELD AT JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (JKUAT) ON 27TH OCTOBER 2023.

On October 27, 2023, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT) hosted a
nutrition awareness day event at their academy hall. The Department of Food Science, Nutrition
and Technology, University of Nairobi was represented by two Food scientist, who accompanied
the students, and 67 students pursuing Food Nutrition and Dietetics  from the department of food science nutrition and technology.
The event aimed to create awareness on all components of nutrition, and its importance in
achieving optimal health.