Full name: Hlekani Vanessa Mbhatsani
Designation: Lecturer
Qualifications: BSc (Nutrition) (Univen), MSc (Public Nutrition) (Univen), PGDHE(Rhodes)
Email address: vanessa.mbhatsani@univen.ac.za
Office No: office 170-School of Math Building
Full name: Hlekani Vanessa Mbhatsani
Designation: Lecturer
Qualifications: BSc (Nutrition) (Univen), MSc (Public Nutrition) (Univen), PGDHE(Rhodes)
Phone:
Email address: vanessa.mbhatsani@univen.ac.za
Office No: office 170-School of Math Building

Biodata 

Ms. Hlekani Vanessa Mbhatsani is a Lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has worked for over ten years in the higher education sector. She specializes in indigenous foods and their role in nutrition and health, child health, and micronutrients. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed and accredited journals. Among her recent publications are: (1). Mbhatsani, V.H., Mbhenyane, X.G. and Mabapa, S.N., 2017. Development and Implementation of nutrition education on dietary diversification for primary school children. Ecology of food and nutrition56(6), pp.449-461. (2). Mbhenyane, X., Mandiwana, T., Lindelani, F., Mbhatsani, V., Mabapa, S., Motadi, S., Mabasa, E. and Masia, T., 2017, January. The influence of breastfeeding hospital initiative on nutrition knowledge of mothers and feeding practices of children in Limpopo province, South Africa. In annals of nutrition and metabolism (vol. 71, pp. 501-502). Allschwilerstrasse 10, ch-4009 basel, switzerland: karger. (3). Magadze, A.A., Obadire, O.S., Maliwichi, L.L., Musyoki, A. and Mbhatsani, H.V., 2017. An assessment of types of foods consumed by individuals in selected households in South Africa. Gender and Behaviour15(4), pp.10610-10626. She has also contributed as a co-author of a book chapter. Mbhenyane XG, Makuse SHM, Ntuli SM, Mbhatsani HV, and Sayed N. Chapter six for a book titled ‘’Community Nutrition for South Africa: A Right Based Approach’’. edited by Steyn NP and Temple N coordinated by the MRC and funded by FAO.ISBN: 978-1-920014-55-1. Printed by CREDA communications and published FAO and MRC. She has supervised Honours and Masters students.

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Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hlekani-Mbhatsani
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessa-mbhatsani-05809219
Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2812-6230