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Lindiwe Sibeko

Assistant Professor, Extension Faculty, Nutrition
Family Research Scholar, 2015-16



Nutrition researcher and Board Certified Lactation Consultant Lindiwe Sibeko possesses an expertise in maternal and child health focused on socially and economically vulnerable and underserved populations in local, national and international settings.

Her areas of research interest include community-based strategies for improving women, newborn and child nutritional health; understanding household and community influences on infant and young child feeding attitudes, beliefs and practices; exploring strategies for the promotion, support and protection of breastfeeding as a food secure practice and strategy to address health disparities; and exploring community-based participatory strategies for prevention of childhood obesity.