Prof Hettie Schönfeldt

Prof Hettie Schönfeldt

South Africa

University of Pretoria

Animal and Wildlife Science

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Work and Research

Professor Schönfeldt is the director of the new African Research Universities Alliance Centre of Excellence for Food Security led by the University of Pretoria. She is a National Research Foundation (NRF) B3 rated scientist and a principal investigator in the Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation CoE in Food Security. Her research focuses on linking nutrient quantity and quality of foods to sustainable food systems for attaining nutrition and food security for all. She continually publishes evidence on why country specific food composition data is essential to make it possible to interpret the dietary outcomes of countries.

Fields Of Expertise

Nutrition
Food Composition
Sustainable agriculture