Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition Experts

Ms. Hadija A. Mbwana

Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Scienc
Sokoine university of Agriculture


Ms. Hadijah is a Lecturer at the Department of Food Science and Technology. She holds a BSc. degree in Home Economics and Human Nutrition from Sokoine University of Agriculture, MSc. in Human Nutrition from Massey University New Zealand and is currently a PhD student exploring the potential of household based nutrition training coupled with kitchen gardening training in improving household food and nutrition situation. Hadijah’s interests in research include dietary practices and patterns of the vulnerable groups, potential of indigenous and locally produced foods throughout the food value chain in mitigating hunger and malnutrition particularly micronutrient deficiencies, infant and young child feeding, breastfeeding promotion and protection. On the other sphere, her research interests embrace consumer economics, attitudes, knowledge and behaviour. She is currently conducting food research using a variety of techniques to measure and test consumer behaviour and preferences. She has competence in planning and executing quantitative and qualitative research and monitoring and evaluation of nutrition projects. She has published 4 research papers in different peer reviewed journals and 1 conference paper. She is a member of the African Nutrition Society (ANS) and the African Graduate Nutrition Students Network (AGSNet).

Research Interest

Dietary practices and patterns of the vulnerable groups, Potential of indigenous and locally produced foods throughout the food value chain Infant and young child feeding, breastfeeding promotion and protection

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