Food Nutrition and Dietetics

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

DFSNT GRADUANDS

In the 63rd Graduation ceremony of the University of Nairobi, The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology produced a total of 40 students. Three PhD students  namely :-Dr. Caroline Wakuthie Muthike , Dr. Erick Otieno Ogumo and Dr. Joseph Honore Nguetti ,Twelve MSc. Students and Twenty Five BSc Students. 

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 live address to UoN Community - September 11, 2020

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi Prof. Stephene G. Kiama updates every week or after fortnight  the university  community virtually on what is going on within the University  during this pandemic period .

Online Teaching and Examinations Consultative Meeting

The Chairman of the Department of Food Science Nutrition  Dr. G.O. Abong' held consultative meetings with all classreps on Monday June 15, 2020,  PhD and MSc. Students on June 16, 2020 . The agenda of the meeting was   online teaching and examinations, progress reporting , publications and conferences among many others. The virtual meetings were interactive and all views, comments and suggestions were recorded  and a report will be done on the same. Dr.

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.

FIELD TRIP HELD AT THE CHEER UP CBO KIJABE BY BSc. FOOD NUTRITION AND DIETETICS YEAR 3

A field trip reinforcing lecture concepts of the course AFN 313: Community Health Nutrition was held at the Cheer up organization based in Kihati village, Kijabe ward, Lari sub-county, Kiambu. Cheer UP Program (CUP) is a Community Based Organization (CBO) under the auspices of Christian Church International.