The Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI) was established by an Act of Parliament to regulate the profession of Nutrition and Dietetics in Kenya. The mandate of the institute is to provide for training, registration and licensing of Nutritionists and Dieticians, and to provide regulations of the standards and practice of the profession.
One of the requirements of KNDI is that students studying Food Science and Nutrition programs register and be indexed. After completing their degree program, they undergo one year internship by KNDI which includes course work and examinations. Upon completion of the internship, KNDI awards practice licenses to interns who successfully meet licensing requirements of the Council.
On 15Th December 2017, KNDI Council and management held the 3rd licensing ceremony at the National Youth Service Engineering Institute in Nairobi during which graduate interns were awarded practice licenses in various categories namely: Clinical Nutritionists, Community Nutritionists, Public Health Nutritionists and Food Science Nutritionists. A total of 21 students (listed below) from University of Eldoret Department of Family and Consumers Sciences were among the 1, 431 interns who were awarded licenses on this day.
Clinical Nutritionists: Edwin Bubolo, Allan Kipkoech, Christabel Kipsum, Vincent Kiprono, Ryan Nandasaba, Betty Rono, Rhoda Musungu, Aliet Mmbone, Beatrice Ofuya, Christine Opi, Viola Chepkurui, Miriam Akiru, Timna Wekesa, Vicky Maina, Edna Sugut, Elizabeth Mwangi, Faith Moraa, Lucy Jelagat and Ruth Mochama.
Community Nutritionist: Jonathan Adika
Food Science Nutritionist: Hiram Nyandoro
Further, the best students in each of the categories were recognized and received awards. Hiram Nyandoro emerged the best student in the Food Science and Nutrition category.
I sincerely congratulate the students for their effort and wish them all the best as they endeavor to practice nutrition.