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....
ICD 2020
International congress of dietitians 2020
Get ready for the first international congress of dietitians to take place on African soil.
Save water
Staff and students are heeding the call to reduce Faculty of health consumption of water by half.



Saturday, 15 June 2019
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European Union funding for new project tackling obesity in young people

UCT is part of a project consortium of 14 international research and advocacy organisations to be involved in a ground-breaking project to tackle overweight and obesity in young people. The initiative involves young people as a key component throughout the project, designing policies and advocating practices they believe will help improve adolescent health. Representing the South African contingent of the project, Dr Janetta Harbron from the Division of Human Nutrition is the principal investigator from UCT and will lead the data collection in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Tue, 21 May 2019 - 10:45
2019 students
isiXhosa certificate ceremony 2019

Well done to the dietetics class of 2019 who completed their isiXhosa communication skills for beginners course!

Publication Date:
Tue, 21 May 2019 - 10:15
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Many of us are on a health kick after the glut of the festive season, but it isn’t enough to simply turn down the offer of chocolates and cake and run around the block.

A dietician at the General Practitioners 2019 Conference, hosted by the University of Cape Town, urged doctors and their patients  to know exactly what food labels are telling us, and to understand the regulations governing them.

Dietician Marieke Theron told delegates the first step is understanding exactly what each term means.

Publication Date:
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 - 11:30
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:
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 - 12:45