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Department of Home Economics & Human Nutrition

Welcome to the Department of Food and Nutrition at the Open University of Tanzania, one of the leading programs in nutrition. We offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for leadership positions in the food industry, academia, and government. There is increasing evidence that what we eat affects our health and quality of life. Diet and nutrition are important factors in the promotion and maintenance of good health throughout the entire life course. Their role as determinants of illness, disability, chronic non communicable diseases and death are well established and therefore key in prevention activities. The goals of the departments are training in home economics and nutrition. Another goal is research and provision of extension services in the area of food, nutrition, apparel and design. Within these areas, the emphasis has been on mycotoxin contamination, child feeding, economic impact of genetically modified organisms, storage stability studies and microbiological safety of food. Themes keep on changing depending on the needs of the clientele.



Head of Department

Name: Dr. Elina Maseta
Mobile: N/A
Email:elina.maseta@out.ac.tz

Staff and Programmes In The Department

Name

Title

Contacts

Dr.Elina Maseta

Lecturer and Head of Department

Email: elina.maseta@out.ac.tz

Dr. L.W.T. Fweja

Senior Lecturer and Dean of the Faculty

Email: leonard.fweja@out.ac.tz

Dr.Happy Magoha

Senior Lecturer

Email: Happy.magoha@out.ac.tz

Dr.Esther Marijani

Assistant Lecturer

Email: esther.marijani@out.ac.tz

Ms Nemela Mligiliche

Assistant Lecturer

Email: nemela.mligiliche@out.ac.tz

Ms. P. Mhoma

Assistant Lecturer

Email: peta.mhoma@out.ac.tz

Ms Mercy Mmari

Assistant Lecturer

Email: mercy.mmari @out.ac.tz