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Ms Maureen J Cheserek

Teaching assistant, Egerton University, Kenya

Teaching assistant, Egerton University, Kenya


Department of Human Nutrition

Egerton University

PO Box 536








Ms. Cheserek works as a Teaching Assistant at the Egerton University and she is also a researcher in the area of human nutrition. Ms Cheserek holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences both from the Egerton University, Kenya.



Key research/capacity building interests


Research Interests

  • Nutrition for older persons
  • Micro-nutrients – zinc and iron
  • Nutrition epidimeology

Capacity Building Interests

  • Education (Teaching and training – formal and informal) and counselling

Key methodological skills

  • Nutrition assessment methodologies such as anthropometrics, biochemical assessment and dietary intake assessment
  • Expertise in carrying out nutrition surveys, training, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programmes
  • Statistical package for social scientists
  • Nutri-survey computer software

Current/planned research

  • Enhancing bio-availability of micro-nutrients in the diets of older persons
  • Role of older persons in the nutritional care of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS
  • Role of diet in the development of chronic diseases