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Lydiah Asiko

Lydiah Asiko is a Public Health Nutritionist and Researcher of Karatina University,

School of Agriculture and Biotechnology, and department of Food Science and Nutrition. She is also a member of the Tea Institute.  She is passionate on evidence-based practice and especially nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions

Lydiah Asiko


  1. Waswa, J., Wairegi, S., Asiko, L. (2018). “NonCommunicable Diseases -The Elephant in the Room”. Journal of Food and Nutrition, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 55-64.
  2. Waswa J., Ngugi L.W. and Asiko L.A.(2016). Promotion and Utilization of Niche Foods for Food and Nutrition Security (Under review by Universal Journal of Food and Nutrition Science)
  3. Waswa J., and Asiko L., Ngugi L.W (2016). Geophagy amidst compulsory iron supplementation among pregnant women attending ante -natal clinics in Likuyani Sub County – Kenya. Journal of Food and Nutritional Disorders 5:3.
  4. Waswa J., Asiko L., Ngugi L W, and Imungi JK.  (2016). Development, sensory evaluation and nutritional   qualities of a millet based food replacer for geophagy Journal of Food and Nutritional Disorders 5:2.
  5. Waswa J and Ngugi LW, Asiko A. A Paradigm Shift in Social Vulnerability to Nutritional Diseases. A Perspective.
  6. Lydiah A. O.,  Grace A Ettyang and Arthur M Kwena. (2013). Nutritional Status and Dietary Iron Intake of Adolescent Expectant Mothers Attending Antenatal Clinics in Eldoret West District. The Kenya Journal of Technical and Vocational Education and Training. ISSN 2227-5088) Vol.2, pp 174-186

Research activities:

Research project titled – “Effect of Nutrition Education on Mothers’ Complementary Feeding Practices and Nutrition Status on Children 6-23 months – Nyeri County – on-going

National Research Fund – research project titled “Improving Food Security by Reducing Post-Harvest Losses in Maize in the Lower Eastern Kenya” – on-going

National Research Fund – Covid-19 Tea Beverage Study – on-going

Rise and Shine/ Comic Relief – research project Early Childhood Development in Kenya – on-going