Project 3: Legumes in Nutrition and Health – Students

PhD Students

Linet N. Mutwiri

She holds a MSc. in Human Nutrition and Rural Development, Ghent University, Belgium (2015), and BSc. Food Science and Nutrition, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Kenya (2012). Her research interests include healthy and sustainable human diets, nutrition security, zinc, diet diversity, feeding trials and type2-diabetes mellitus. She is keen on narrowing the nutrition gap which is critical for any developing nation to attain set goals and realize important gains in the fight for nutrition security.

 

 

Moses Mogesi Mokaya

Moses Mogesi Mokaya is a registered member of the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI). He holds an MSc in Human Nutrition with specialization in Public Health, and a B.Ed in Home Science and Technology from Maseno University. Moses is trained in Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Food and Nutrition Security Programs with the Wageningen University, Netherlands. Moses has research interests in micronutrient deficiencies and their effect on noncommunicable diseases and lifelong health.

MSc Students

Dianah Mulwa

Diana Mwelu Mulwa is currently an MSc Student pursuing Food Science and Nutrition at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology. She is a beneficiary of the LCEFoNS Project and she is currently working on, “The Development and Relative Validation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire in Kenya for School Going Children (10-14 Years) and Type 2 Diabetes Patients in Makueni County to Assess Nutrient Intake.”

 

 

 

Eunice Gathoni

Eunice Gathoni is currently an MSc Student pursuing Food Science and Nutrition at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology. She is a beneficiary of the LCEFoNS Project and she is currently working on “Knowledge and Self-Care Practices among Type 2 Diabetic Patients-A Case Study of Thika Level 5 Hospital, Kenya.”