Prof. Judith Kimiywe

Position: Associate professor
Department :
Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Applied Human Sciences Complex.
Conference Road, Rm HE7
P.O. Box 43844 00100 Nairobi
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254-20-8710901/9 Ext 57139

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1977 B.ED Home economics

B.ED Home economics


1982 M.Sc Community Nutrition and Health

M.Sc Community Nutrition and Health


1999 PhD Food and Nutrition

PhD Food and Nutrition


Certified Nutrition Specialist


Scientific Leadership
Prof. Kimiywe’s research has centered on use of local available resources to enhance food and nutrition security of individuals and communities to mitigate hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Kenya and beyond. Research team has comprised of public and private sectors, development partners, University faculty and postgraduate students. Have carried out consultacy for various international and UN agencies on development programmes and for informing policy for Kenya and the Regional. Prof. Kimiywe is a member of several professional organizations such as The Kenya Coalition for Action in Nutrition, KNDI, FARA, ANS, ISHS and IUNS among others. Appointed as an Expert Consultant – Joint FAO/Bioversity International Expert Consultation on Nutrition Indicators for Biodiversity – 2 Food Consumption Washington DC, 8 – 9 June 2009. She is a Patron and a founder of the Kenyatta University Nutrition Club, which has grown into an Interuniversity Association in Kenya. She is an awardee of the CGIAR Award to dietary diversity Kenya Team, Nominated Custodian of Dietary Diversity 22nd May 2010 and Vice Chancellor’s Award in recognition of attracting high number research grants 2006-2009.

Conference Presentations

  • Indigenous knowledge, technology and nutrition for africa, with a focus on women and chidren health a paper presented at the Conference on Planet Under Pressure, 25-29th March 2012, London, United Kingdom
  • A Model for Linking Nutrition and Agriculture in Kenya a paper presented at 2ND FANUS (Federation of African Nutrition Societies) Conference, 12th -15th September 2011, Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Maximizing Opportunities: Integrating Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition and Family Planning in Kenya a paper presented at the Meeting of the Partners Supporting Nutrition Activities in Kenya 23rd February 2011, Silver springs Hotel, Nairobi by Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation
  • Linking Nutrition to Agriculture for Improved Health of Women and Children in Nigeria a paper presented at The Nigerian Academy of Science, workshop Agriculture for improved nutrition of women and children in Nigeria, 30th Nov. to, 1st December 2010
  • Challenges, Opportunities, for School Health Policies in Nutrition and Health Promotion a paper presented at the 4th Epidemiology Conference, Nutrition and Food Security: Successes and Emerging Challenges, 4-8 October 2010, Nairobi, Kenya


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