Nutrition and Dietetics Unit, Ministry of Health


Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition


Malnutrition remains a major threat to the survival, growth and development of children in Kenya.

Poor nutrition in infancy and early childhood increases the risk of infant child morbidity and mortality, diminished cognitive and physical development marked by poor performance in school. Malnutrition also impacts on productivity later in life…

Food Security and Emergency Nutrition


The food security and emergency program seeks to Support implementation of strategic objective 4 of the Kenya National Nutrition Action Plan 2012-2017 This strategic objective focuses on effective disaster preparedness, response and management of nutrition emergencies…

Micronutrient Deficiency Control


Micronutrient deficiencies are highly prevalent among children under the age of five years and women. According to 1999 national micronutrient survey in Kenya, the most common deficiencies include vitamin A deficiency (VAD), iron deficiency anaemia (IDA), iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) and zinc deficiency…

Healthy Diets and Physical Activity Program


Currently there is a shift in balance on the major causes of mortality in health. Non communicable diseases are becoming the major cause of mortality in Kenya.� Studies in Nairobi show that non communicable diseases account for 53% of hospital admissions contributing to 33% of total mortality…

Monitoring & Evaluation and Research


Nutrition monitoring and evaluation systems are essential in measuring program performance and evaluating the impact of interventions. These systems include routine recording and reporting of nutrition services integrated in the existing health information system and periodic surveys and also assessments…

Nutrition Care in Disease Management


The scope of clinical nutrition covers the nutrition care of patients at the facility and community level. It involves the nutrition care in disease and illness cutting across communicable and non communicable diseases as well as life conditions and disabilities like cerebral palsy and autism in children and osteoporosis, arthritis in older people, commonly seen in Kenyans hospitals…

Nutrition in HIV/TB Management


In accordance with the 2005-2010 Kenyan National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan, the Government of Kenya has identified good nutrition as a key component of the national response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This is in keeping with global recognition that good nutrition is essential for the promotion of health and quality of life of all people, particularly people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)…

Geriatric Nutrition


Older persons are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition and attempts to provide them with adequate nutrition encounter many practical problems. Since both lean body mass and basal metabolic rate decline with age, an older person�s energy requirement per kilogram of body weight is also reduced…

Nutrition Policies and Laws


The Kenya Health Policy gives directions to ensure significant improvement in overall status health in Kenya in line with the country�s long term development agenda, Vision 2030, the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and global commitments. It demonstrates the health sector�s commitment, under government stewardship, to ensuring that the Country attains the highest possible standards of health, in a manner responsive to the needs of the population…

Latest Events – Launch of the Global Nutrition Report.

Nutrition Team

The team is multi-professional composed of Clinical Nutritionists or Dietitians, Public Health Nutritionists, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists and Home Economics Specialists.

Tailored Services

The wellness and nutrition team members are partners in patient and general public health, focusing on individualized care; no two patients are the same, and it is the team job to provide patient with the precise care that they need.

Knowledge in Nutrition

Our nutrition team are highly trained with extensive experience, ensuring specific and thorough knowledge.

Improve Quality of Life

It is the team goal to have every patient living his or her best nutritional life in less time, improving their overall quality of life.


The team is entirely accessible to patients and stakeholders; with convenient appointment times, on the phone, provision of guide, support, and educate patients to help them build the foundation of a lifetime of optimal health.