CEN - Who are we?

The Centre of Excellence for Nutrition (CEN) is one of five Centres of Excellence at the North-West University and the only one of its kind in Africa. (Link to video: https://youtu.be/nq-DmvhjJKA)

Overall Research Theme - Nutrition in the life cycle

The choices we make during the life cycle has consequences in later life, ie the quality and  duration (quantity) of life.  CEN approaches the enhancing of the quality of life by investigating an important environmental factor, namely nutrition and food throughout the entire life-cycle.


  • Non-communicable Disease
  • Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition
  • Body Composition and Health
  • Nutrition Leadership
  • Therapeutic Nutrition