Professor Ngozi Nnam is a Professor of Community and Public Health Nutrition affiliated to the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. She is a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Food and Home Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, and a Masters Degree in Education (Guidance and Counselling). She also has a second Masters Degree and a Ph.D. Degree in Human Nutrition.
She is the Immediate Past President of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN). She has served on Council of NSN for more than 16years and was the Immediate Past Chairman, Civil Society- Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN). Professor Nnam is a member of Nutrition Society UK, Oxford Round Table, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW), African Nutrition Society (ANS) and Nutrition Society of Nigeria. She is a Trustee of African Nutrition Society and a Fellow Nutrition Society of Nigeria (FNSN).
Professor Nnam’s research interest is on Nutrition of women and children, addressing malnutrition through the use of locally available food crops, improving nutritional qualities of plant foods to increase utilization and production and food product development especially infant complementary foods. She has worked extensively on improving infant, young child and maternal nutrition. Professor Nnam has over 70 publications to her credit in reputable peer reviewed national and international journals.
Professor Nnam has a wealth of Professional experiences. She works with International Organizations like UNICEF, USAID, DIFID, WHO, GAIN other Nutrition partners and Civil Society Organizations to improve Nutrition. She serves as external assessor for staff and external examiner for students within Nigeria and the African continent. She has served as a visiting Professor to Universities in Nigeria and within the African continent. She has travelled across continents to present papers in many International Science Conferences and Workshops. Professor Nnam serves in many local, national and international committees for the promotion of Nutritional Sciences. She served on the committee that developed Profiles for Nutrition Policy Analysis and Advocacy in Nigeria in collaboration with BASICS II/USAID, the committee that developed the National Policy on Food and Nutrition and the National Plan of Action on Food and Nutrition in Nigeria.