Dr Agatha Christine Onyango
Expertise and interests
academia and research, Community nutrition, Food Security, Nutrition, Public health and nutrition
food and nutrition, Food Security, Nutrition
Agricultural production, Agriculture, Consumption, Food, Food security, Diet quality, Health, Maternal and child health, Biodiversity, Sustainability
I am a senior lecturer and chairperson in the Department of Nutrition and Health. I conduct community research in food security and HIV and AIDS and maternal and child nutrition. I have been engaged in research collaborative institution Geroge Maseno University in the US. Iam passionate about nutrition related activties in trying to improve nutrition and health in kenya.
Juma R.J., Onyango A.C. and Ouma C. (2020). The Role of Trace Minerals in Depression: A Review of Selenium Iron and Copper. EC Nutrition 15.3 (2020): 01-06.
Mutwika L.K, Onyango A.C. and Okeyo D.O. (2019). Socio-Demographic Determinants of Birth Weight Status of Babies Born at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenya. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, 9(3): 1-7.
Gewa C.A., Onyango A.C., Angano FO., Stabile B., Komwa M., Thomas P. & Krall J. (2019). Mothers’ beliefs about Indigenous and Traditional Food Affordability, Availability and Taste are Significant Predictors of Indigenous and Traditional Food Consumption among Mothers and Young Children in Rural Kenya. Public Health Nutrition. doi:10.1017/S1368980019001848.
Tonui K.K, Njogu E. and Onyango A.C. (2018): Dietary intake of HIV-seropositive clients attending Longisa County Hospital Comprehensive Care Clinic, Bomet County, Kenya. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2018: 1–5.
Tonui K.K, Onyango A.C. and Njogu E. (2018): Household Food Security and Nutritional status of HIV Sero-positive Patients in Longisa County Hospital, Kenya. Journal of Nutrition and dietetics 2018: 2(1): 33-41 ISSN 2415-5195.
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Determinants of Childhood Obesity
Professor Constance Gewa, Dr. Agatha Christine Onyango and Dr. Rose Okoyo Opiyo
George Mason University, Maseno University and University of Nairobi
Study area: Kisumu and Nairobi Counties
Study population: Children aged 10-12 years old and study was conducted between May and July 2019.
Study design: Cross sectional
Sample size: 236 Children aged 10-12 years old
Data collection techniques: Body composition (Anthropometrics assessment), Dietary intake assessment, Parent Questionnaire, Food environment assessment, Focus Group Discussion and Key Informant Interviews.
Indigenous Foods and Food Security in Kenya
Professor Constance Gewa and Dr. Agatha Christine Onyango
George Mason University and Maseno University
Study area: Kisumu (Seme Sub-county)
Study population: Mothers and children aged 6 months -3 years old and study was conducted in two seasons - December 2016 (dry season) and June 2017 (rainy season)
Study design: Cross sectional
Sample size: 274 mothers and children aged 16 months - 3 years old. This was a pair of mother and children recurited in the study.
Data collection techniques: Socio-economic status questionnaire, Dietary intake assessment (24-hour dietary recall and food frequency questionaire), Anthropometric assessment, Food security assessment questionnaire, Focus Group Discussion and Key Informant Interviews.
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