Professor Nnam Ngozi Council Member


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Professor Ngozi Nnam is a Professor of Community and Public Health Nutrition affiliated to the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. She is a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Food and Home Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, and a Masters Degree in Education (Guidance and Counselling). She also has a second Masters Degree and a Ph.D. Degree in Human Nutrition. Professor Nnam was the winner of 1994 Vice-Chancellor’s Faculty Postgraduate Prize for the best graduating student in the Faculty of Agriculture.

Professor Nnam has served as Head, Department of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics for five years and as the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka from 2014 t0 2016. She served as a Development Officer in the Vice Chancellor’s Office, University of Nigeria Nsukka for 5years. She is the Immediate Past Chairman of Civil Society- Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) and a Trustee of the Society. She is the Co-Chairman Building Nutritious Food Baskets Projects.

Professor Nnam is the President Federation of African Nutrition Societies. She is a Trustee of African Nutrition Society and a Fellow Nutrition Society of Nigeria(FNSN). Professor Nnam is the Immediate Past President of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN). She has served on Council of NSN for more than 16years in the following capacities: National Assistant Secretary (2years), National General

Secretary (4years), National Vice President (4years), Ex-Officio member (2years), President (4years) and Immediate Past President (2016 till date). Professor Nnam is a member of Nutrition Society UK, Oxford Round Table, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW), African Nutrition Society (ANS) and Nutrition Society of Nigeria.

Professor Nnam’s research interest is on Nutrition of women and children, addressing malnutrition through the use of locally available food crops, improving nutritional qualities of plant foods to increase utilization and production and food product development especially infant complementary foods. She has worked extensively on improving infant, young child and maternal nutrition especially nutrition in the first 1000days. Professor Nnam has over 70 publications to her credit in reputable peer reviewed national and international journals. She reviews and serves in the editorial boards of many national and international journals.

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