Food Science Nutrition and Technology

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI 64TH GRADUATION CEREMONY

 The UNiversity of Nairobi 64th  Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday December 11, 2020 Virtualy. The Department of Food Science and Nuttion had a total of 50 graduands from its various courses offered in both MSc and BSc Programmes. MSc. Applied HUman Nutrition 6, MSc. in Food Safety and Quality 5, MSc. in Food Science and Technology , BSc. Food Nutrition and Technology 18, and BSc.  Food Science and Technology 20.

MSc. profiles are in the link below

Post-Harvest losses

The World Food Programme and the University of Nairobi  demonstrate cold storage solutions which keep fruit & vegetables fresh for longer & drying technologies which ensure food is available throughout the year through the shamba shape up TV show in the Citizen TV. Dr. Jane Ambuko  and Dr. G.O.

THERE IS NEED TO REDUCE SODIUM SALT CONSUMPTION IN YOUR DIET

WHO gives 5g of salt per day as the recommended salt intake by consumers? However, most people consume 9-12g which is on the higher side. Sodium salt consumption has been linked to high blood pressure and hence the need to reduce the consumption of salt by adopting strategies such as less salt inclusion in the diet, avoiding addition of salt while at the table and among other customized methods. Legislation on manufactured food that require clear labelling could help in this goal.

Vice-Chancellor's Address to the University of Nairobi Community on July 24, 2020

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, Prof. S.G. Kiama addressed the University Virtually on July 24, 2020, in his speech he said the University will open in September and classes will be done  online.

MANGO PROCESSING TRAINING

The University of Nairobi through the SAP project established a food processing hub at the Department of Food Science and Technology fully equipped with small scale mango processing equipment and machines. The facility serves as a training centre on mango value addition to students, farmer groups, youths and interested micro small and medium enterprises interested on mango value addition.

Installation of the 8th Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi

The 8th Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama  was Virtually installed on June 5, 2020. The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology celebrates this achievement and congratulates Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama on his appointment.

MSc. PROJECT PROPOSAL PRESENTATION

MSc. students pursuing Food Safety and Quality and Applied Human Nutrition as part of there curriculum they are supposed to do a Research on selected topics, original in nature, and relevant to Food safety and Applied Nutrition.  The topic is selected with the help of supervisors.  The student carries  out research and finally compile the results in a dissertation. The first years academic year 2019/2019  did there project proposal on May 22, 2020 online . The course coordinator is Prof.