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Judith Kimiywe

Judith Kimiywe is an Associate Professor and a Certified Nutrition Specialist in the Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics at Kenyatta University. Her main goal is to bring about transformational change in livelihoods through translating nutritional science into sustainable action. Her research has centered on the use of locally available resources and support systems to enhance food and nutrition security of individuals and communities to mitigate hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Kenya and beyond. She has worked as a consultant for various international and UN agencies on development programs for informing policy for Kenya, regionally, and internationally; and has made a significant contribution to formulation of country policies, strategic plans and guidelines for addressing the nutrition of vulnerable populations. She has published and disseminated her works widely. Prof. Kimiywe is a member of several professional organizations including the Africa Nutrition Society, the Federation of Africa Nutrition Societies, the Kenya Coalition of Action for Nutrition, among others. She was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award in recognition of attracting a high number of research grants and as best performing lecturer, and has been nominated as a Kenyan delegate to various high level global forums.