Welcome to the Division of Human Nutrition
Our vision is to be recognized as Afrocentric, world class leaders in nutrition science and dietetics, while being committed to social involvement and community upliftment in these areas.
Community Nutrition
Community nutrition covers particular nutritional needs and health problems associated with different stages of the life-cycle; basic principles and history of public health and public health nutrition; the social determinants of health and disease...
Clinical Nutrition & Food Service Management
Clinical nutrition is the study of nutrients and how they effect and influence health and disease.... Food service management is the study of different types of food service systems....
2nd International conference for food safety and security
2nd International conference for food safety and security
With the vast majority of the world’s hungry living in developing countries, local solutions are required to address all the sustainable development goals in order to transform our world and create “The Future We Want”. Food security and food safety...
Save water
Staff and students are heeding the call to reduce Faculty of health consumption of water by half.



Friday, 16 November 2018
UCT delegation
Successful Nutrition Congress 2018

UCT staff and students were represented at the 2018 Nutrition Congress held in Johannesburg.

Staff delegates were: Mrs Najaar, Mrs Booley and Mrs Theron. Student delegates were: Dr Folasire, Mrs Drummond and Mrs Hoosen.

The nutrition congress was a huge success and everybody felt they had learned a great deal from their peers.


Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:45
Prof. Mayosi
In celebration of Prof. Mayosi's life

Dear students and colleagues

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is hosting a special memorial service to honour the memory of our fallen colleague Professor Bongani Mayosi on Thursday, 2 August 2018, from 15:30 for 16:00 in Memorial Hall.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 09:30
Basic communication in isiXhosa

Congratulations to the final year dietetics students who completed the course in 'Basic communication in isiXhosa'!


Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 14:00
Nutrition congress 2018
Nutrition congress 2018

The theme for the 2018 congress is Nutrition: Past, Present, Future.  The local organising committee is aiming to create a platform for nutrition professionals in South Africa to acknowledge the past successes in nutrition and to remember lessons learnt.  We want to showcase the nutrition-related activities (from science to implementation) that are ongoing in our beautiful country and of course plan for a better nutrition future for all South Africans.  We really hope you are able to join us as we create the opportunity to meet up with colleagues from your past and build on future relationships.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 13:15