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Wilna Oldewage-Theron

Wilna Oldewage-Theron

Professor
Nutrition in the College of Human Sciences
Texas Tech University , USA
USA

Biography

Dr. Wilna Oldewage-Theron is a Professor of Nutrition in the College of Human Sciences at TTU where she teaches graduate classes on Issues in Nutrition: Food Security among others. Dr. Oldewage-Theron has fifteen years Community Nutrition research experience in Africa and her research interests include the factors contributing to household food insecurity and malnutrition, specifically micronutrient deficiencies, in resource-poor communities focusing on women, children and the elderly. Her community research and development program at present is mainly focused on soy applications and the nutritional benefits of soy for human health in South Africa.

Research Interest

Her research interests include the factors contributing to household food insecurity and malnutrition, specifically micro nutrient deficiencies, in resource-poor communities focusing on women, children and the elderly.