1 - Jkuat
like high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, diabetes,
Nutrition section is one of the
sections under JKUAT Hospital.
and hyperlipidimia to mention a few .
Body fat monitor
In built cardio meter
Nutrition practice at JKUAT hospital setting
offers tremendous opportunity and optimizes the
overall quality of patient care, improves clinical
outcomes and addresses the adverse effects of
This is achieved by:
1. Nutritional screening and assessment to
determine body mass index (BMI), total body fat
2.Nutritional Diagnosis to determine protein –
energy malnutrition (under nutrition), over
nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and
This is equipment used to measure of a persons
weight in kilograms divided by a person’s height
in meters squared. Commonly referred to as body
mass index (BMI). Normal weight values range
between 18.5 to 24.9. Underweight values range
3. Nutrition intervention
below 18.5. Overweight values range above 24, 9.
Counseling and education
Both extremes require nutrition management.
Providing of nutritional supplements.
counselling and management
4. Monitoring and evaluation
To keep track of % weight gain or reduction, BMI
nutrition counselling to instil lifestyle changes of
increases, treatment outcomes.
proper diet and physical activity
condition is a determinant to lifestyle conditions
This is equipment used to measure of total body
fat and visceral fat found around the waist .The
total body fat is a factor of age, height and gender
of an individual. Normal limits for visceral fat
values range from 1-9%. Body fat and visceral fat
are determinants of nutrition conditions such as
high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, diabetes and
hyperlipidimia to mention a few and hence take
2. Plumpy soy
JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF
AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
Plumpy’Nut is specifically formulated to the
Plumpy’Soy has been designed to support adults
nutritional rehabilitation of severely acute
and children above 2 years who are underweight
malnourished children (from six months of age
thus lacking essential macronutrients and
and above) and adults.
micronutrients in their diet.
It can be used directly, without any prior
Plumpy’Soy is a peanut-based paste with
preparation. After opening, the sachet can be used
vegetable fat, sugar, malto-dextrin, soy, whey and
throughout the day.
cocoa, enriched with vitamins and micronutrients,
which contains no ingredients of animal origin
(except for the dairy ingredients).This product can
be substituted with first food for children , corn
soy blend or foundation plus for adults which are
enriched precooked porridge.
Chief Medical Officer, Hospital Department
P.O. Box 62000 – 00200, Nairobi Kenya
Telephone (067) 52181-4 EXT.2219
Fax (067) 52164,
E-mail: [email protected]