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.



Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) will host its 15th meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, bringing ISBNPA to the African continent for the first time. The conference will be hosted by the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town, in partnership with the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.

We can’t wait to welcome you in South Africa’s Mother City! 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 13:15
Nutrition congress
Nutrition Congress 2016
26th Congress of the Nutrition Society of South Africa (NSSA) 14th Congress of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA)

3 - 5 September 2016    |    Lord Charles Hotel    |    Somerset-West

We are very proud to announce that two staff members from the Division of Human Nutrition have been elected on the scientific committee for the Nutrition Congress taking place in Cape Town, September 2016. Additionally another staff member is on the organising committee for this event! We are very proud of our representation for this event and wish Ass/Prof Marjanne Senekal, Dr Janetta Harbron and Catherine Day all the best going forward with this prestigious event!

Click here for registration

Abstracts, sponsors and program information coming soon

Publication Date:
Monday, September 7, 2015 - 07:45
Division of Human Nutrition
Division of Human Nutrition CPD opportunities

The Division of Human Nutrition offers CPD points to Dietitians

Publication Date:
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 11:30
One of our own students chosen as Miss Heritage!
One of our own students chosen as Miss Heritage 2016!

The Miss Heritage Western Cape Pageant is a modelling contest focused on the promotion and preservation of tangible and intangible heritage of Western Cape communities, people, tourism and culture. The pageant aspires to become one of the largest events to showcase the best of the best in Western Cape beauty, people and culture. One of our own Nutrition and Dietetic students, Ntokozo was crowned as this years winner! 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 08:00