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....
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.



Wednesday, 3 June 2020
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:
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 - 13:15
Food safety conference
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 are critical issues internationally, this forum will allow world leaders in this field to engage in high level research conversations enabling South Africa to showcase innovation and indigenous knowledge in this field of research thereby strengthening international collaboration.

Publication Date:
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 - 12:45
Nelia Steyn
The Division of Human Nutrition welcomes NEW head of divison!

The Division of Human Nutrition welcomes NEW Head of Divison, Ass/ Prof Nelia Steyn!

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 - 11:15

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:
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 - 13:15