Kenyatta University has been fully accredited to offer Diploma and Degree programmes in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics. The University was awarded the full license by the Kenya Nutritionists and Dietitians Institute (KNDI) on Thursday, 19th November, 2015. The full licensing was preceded by a thorough inspection and audit of the available teaching-learning resources and other mandatory standards for offering academic programmes in the areas of nutrition and dietetics by a team of professional inspectors from KNDI. The team was led by the Chairperson of KNDI, Prof. Julia Ojiambo and he of the Accreditation Committee, Prof. Edward Karuri. The team inspected the University’s standards and capacities relating to educators, students, governance, leadership and mentoring, facilities and equipment, curriculum and clinical practice. Others included quality management, monitoring and evaluation, examinations and research standards. The University’s compliance level to these standards was rated highly at 86.4%.
Before the full licensing, the Department of Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics legally operated under an interim license. The full license is a milestone for both KNDI and the country as a whole because Kenyatta University is not only the pioneer institution in offering the nutrition and dietetics programmes but also the main contributor to the training of graduates of the full accreditation, Kenyatta University will continue to provide leadership in training and mentorship of nutritionists and dietitians in this country and the entire East African Region.