Lindiwe (Lindi) Sibeko, nutrition

Extension assistant professor, nutrition

Phone: (413) 545-1693


Lindiwe Sibeko’s research interests are in working with under-served, vulnerable population groups, including families served by UMass Extension nutrition programs. Sibeko’s research addresses prenatal, perinatal and postnatal health, prevention of childhood obesity, promotion of optimal infant and young child feeding and elucidating the role of breastfeeding in healthy child development.

Sibeko is also interested in the interplay of health disparities and food security, including how local food systems and community-based food strategies impact intra-household food consumption. Her global health research has also focused on maternal and child health issues, primarily in the area of nutritional status assessment, infant feeding practices and the role of breastfeeding in the prevention of pediatric HIV infections.