Consolata Nolega Musita

Consolata Musita is a Research Fellow within the Food Environment and Consumer Behaviour Lever, having joined the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT IN 2020. Her area of focus linking food systems to dietary diversity and nutrition outcomes. Currently, she is working on a project called HealthyFoodAfrica (HFA) which is an EU funded project that aims to improve nutrition in Africa by strengthening the diversity, sustainability, resilience, and connectivity of food systems in ten African cities (what is called Food System Labs) in 6 countries (Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Ghana and Benin). Her work involves supporting nutrition work in these food system labs to improve nutrition and mainstream healthy dietary patterns through increased consumer awareness, behaviour change communication and nutrition sensitive interventions. She is actively involved in implementation of strategies that enhance consumer demand for nutritious food, including development of context-adapted nutrition education materials and strategies, community trainings and multi-stakeholder engagements. Additionally, she is involved in food environment assessments and how they impact on dietary intake.
Consolata holds a BSc. in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics from Kenyatta University and a MSc. in Food Safety and Quality from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing her PhD in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Nairobi.

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