Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr Josphat Gichure COD Food Science Nutrition and Technology

Chairperson, Dr. Josphat Gichure, Ph.D


The department envisions being a globally competitive center of excellence in teaching, research, innovation and service.


To provide quality education through teaching, research, extension, innovation and entrepreneurship with emphasis on dry land agriculture, natural resources and environmental management.


  1. Professionalism
  2. Innovation
  3. Integrity
  4. Freedom of thought
  5. Respect
  6. Conservation of the environment


  1. To continually evaluate and improve the quality of instruction in the department of public health
  2. To identify emerging public health issues and develop programs that meet the population requirements
  3. To enhance teaching and learning by incorporating and maintaining current technology
  4. To promote excellence in research related to public health issues.


The department offers a holistic approach to the study of Nutrition and Dietetics by offering a broad and solid background in food science, human nutrition and dietetics for the undergraduates.

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