Prof. Walingo MK

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I have PhD in Food and Nutrition with a strong inclination to food security and nutrition, MBA Strategic Management, MSc Applied Human Nutrition, and Bachelor of Education degrees. I have been lecturing at the University for about 20 years and supervised postgraduate research in food security, land use, nutrition and expenditure. I have received research funding from the National Council for Science and Technology, Kenya; Lake Victoria Research Initiative,  Inter-University Council for East Africa; Commonwealth of Learning [COL] for Open and Distance Learning Canadian; African Institute for Capacity Development; International Society of Ethnobiology;  Indo-Kenya Cultural Exchange Programme, Government of India; IDRC;  CIDA. The following are sample research papers: 

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PUBLICATIONS

  • Onyango AC, Walingo MK, Mbagaya G, Kakai R. Nutrient intake, nutrient status and pattern of infections in HIV sero-positive patients in Chulaimbo Sub-district hospital, Kenya. Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences, 2014;2(4):117-123. Published online June 30, 2014 (http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/j/jfns). doi: 10.11648/j.jfns.20140204.14. Science Publishing Group.
  • Walingo MK and Ekesa BN Nutrient intake, morbidity and nutritional status of preschool children are influenced by agricultural and dietary diversity in Western Kenya. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, Pak. J. Nutr., 2013;12(9): 854-859, ISSN 1680-5194 © Asian Network for Scientific Information.
  • Walingo MK and FM Kidake The influence of Household Food Procurement Strategies, Food Intake and Nutritional Status of Preschool Children in Rural Western Kenya. Sustainable Agricultural Research [SAR], Canadian Centre for Science and Education, Vol 2 No 2, 2013
  • Mutuli LA, Walingo MK, Othuon LA Assessing Predictive Power of Psychosocial Factors on Breastfeeding Behavior of Mothers Attending Postnatal Clinics in Western Kenya. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent NutritionAugust 2012vol. 4no. 4230-241
  • Mutuli LA, Walingo MK, Othuon LA Psychosocial factors influencing mother’s decision to breastfeeding behavior: a qualitative study. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research [IJMER] Indexed by Thomson Reuters.
  • Walingo MK, Ekesa BN Agro-biodiversity and dietary diversity influence the morbidity, nutrient intake and the nutritional status of preschool children in Western Kenya, Ecology of Food and Nutrition. In Press. Indexed Thomson Reuters
  • Onyango AC, Walingo MK, Mbagaya GM and Kakai R Assessing Nutrient Intake and Nutrient Status of HIV Seropositive Patients Attending Clinic at Chulaimbo Sub-District Hospital, Kenya. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, Hindawi Publishing, 2012:306-530.
  • Habwe FO, Walingo MK, Jondiko JI, Kiema F. Zinc content and storage period in formulated African Indigenous Food Products. Science Journal of Agricultural Research and Management 2012. ISSN: 2276-8572. Published By Science JournalPublication. International Open Access
  • Walingo MK Socio-economic, food and nutrient intake and nutritional status indicators associated with successful livestock development programmes in Western Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 7(2), pp. 153-163, Jan, 2012. Indexed by Thomson Reuters.    http://www.academicjournals.org/AJAR.DOI:10.5897/AJAR09.028 ISSN:1991-637X ©2012 Academic Journals.
  • Habwe FO, Walingo MK, Jondiko JI, Kiema F Zinc content and storage period in formulated African Indigenous Food Products. Science Journal of Agricultural Research and Management 2011. ISSN: 2276-8572. Published By Science JournalPublication. International Open Access Publisher
  • Onyango AC, Walingo MK and L OthuonAnthropometric and dietary profile of HIV Sero-positive patients in Chulaimbo Sub-district Hospital Kenya. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. 2011;1:3:34-44. Indexed by Thomson Reuters
  • Onyango AC, Walingo MK, Mbagaya G and R KakaiBody composition of CD4 cell count of HIV sero-positive adults attending out-patient clinic in Chulaimbo Sub District Hospital Kenya. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. 2011:10:6:582-588. Indexed by Thomson Reuters
  • Walingo MK and Habwe F Using Food Grade Lye “omushelekha” in the Formulation of Health Products from Commonly Consumed African Indigenous Vegetables and Vegetable Combinations. Functional Foods in Heals and Disease 2011;5:189-197. Indexed by Thomson Reuters. Open Access
  • Walingo MK Assessment of food and nutrient intake of beneficiary and non-beneficiary households in a dairy development project of Vihiga District Kenya. African Journal of Food Science 2011;5:8:453-459
  • Liwenga ET, Kangalawe RYM, Kabumbuli R and MK WalingoDrivers of Livelihood Diversification and Implications on Poverty and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin, Tanzania.
  • Onyango AC, Walingo MK and Othuon LO Expenditure Patterns on Food and Non-Food Items in HIV-AIDS Affected and Non-Affected Households in Kisumu District, Kenya. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND).  ISSN 1684 5374 Vol 10:4 pp2344-2357, 2010. Publisher, African Journals Online [AJOL].
  • Walingo MK Socio-Economic, Food and Nutrient Intake Factors and Nutritional Status Indicators Associated With Successful Livestock Development Programmes in Western Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Research. www.academicjournals.org/ajar. Indexed by Thomson Reuters Publisher, Academic Journals
  • Omondi DO, Walingo MK, Mbagaya GM and LOA Othuon Understanding Physical Activity Behavior of Type 2 Diabetics Using the Theory of Planned Behavior and Structural Equation Modelling. International Journal of Science 5:3 2010 Indexed by Thomson Reuters
  • Omondi DO, Walingo MK, Mbagaya GM and LOA Othuon Advancing the theory of Planned Behavior within Dietary and Physical Domains among type 2 Diabetics: A Mixed Methods Approach. International Journal of Behavioral, Cognitive, Educational and Psychological Sciences 2:3:2010, pp 137-144. Publisher, World Academy of Science Engineering and Technology. Indexed by Thomson Reuters
  • Monica H Swahn, Robert M Bossarte, Elizabeth Gaylor, Dena Musa Elimam, and Mary K Walingo Associations between hunger and emotional and behavioral problems: A Comparison between students in Botswana, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. Int Public Health J 2010;2(3). Indexed by Thomson Reuters Publisher, Elsevier.
  • Omondi DO, Walingo MK, Mbagaya GM and Othuon LOA Predicting Dietary Practice Behavior Among Type 2 Diabetics Using The Theory Of Planned Behavior and Mixed Methods Design. International Journal of Biological and Life Science, Vol. 1:2, 2010. Indexed by Thomson Reuters
  • Habwe FO, Walingo MK and MOA Onyango Iron content of the developed East African indigenous vegetable recipes. African Journal of Food Science (AJFS). Vol 3(12) 393-397, Dec 2009. Publisher, Academic Journals.
  • Ekesa BN, Walingo MK and MO Abukutsa-Onyango Accessibility to and consumption of Indigenous vegetables and fruits by rural households in Matungu Division, Western Kenya. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), Vol 9, No. 8 Nov. 2009, Publisher, Academic Journal
  • Walingo MK Role of Livestock Projects in Empowering Women Smallholder Farmers for Sustainable Food Security in Rural Kenya. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), Vol 9, No. 7 Oct. 2009. Publisher, Academic Journals
  • Walingo MK Discriminant function analysis for tracing factors Associated with livestock projects for nutrition improvements in Western Kenya. East Afr J Public Health 2009 Apr. 6 Suppl (1):23-9  ISSN: 0856-8960.
  • Walingo MK Indigenous food processing methods that improve zinc absorption and bioavailability of plant diets consumed by the Kenyan population. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, (AJFAND), Volume 9 No. 1 2009, ISSN 1684 5374. Publisher, African Journals Online. 
  • Ekesa BN, Walingo MK and MOA Onyango Influence of agricultural biodiversity on Dietary Diversity of Preschool Children in Matungu Division, Western Kenya. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND). Vol 8 No. 4 Dec 2008. Publisher, African Journals Online. 
  • Ekesa BN, Walingo MK and MO Abukutsa-Onyango Accessibility to and consumption of Indigenous vegetables and fruits by rural households in Matungu Division, Western Kenya. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), Vol 9, No. 8 Nov. 2009, Academic Journal.
  • Walingo MKRole of Livestock Projects in Empowering Women Smallholder Farmers for Sustainable Food Security in Rural Kenya. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), Vol 9, No. 7 Oct. 2009, Academic Journal.
  • Walingo MK, Liwenga ET, Kangalawe RY, Madulu N and R Kabumbuli Perceived Impact of Land Use Changes and Livelihood Diversification Strategies of Communities in the Lake Victoria Basin of Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development Vol 1(1) pp Oct 2009. http://www.academicjournals.org/JABSD  ©2009 Academic Journals
  • Onyango AC, Walingo MK and L Othuon Food Consumption Patterns, Diversity of Food Nutrients and Mean Nutrient Intake in Relation to HIV/AIDS in Kisumu District Kenya. African Journal of AIDS Research (AJAR) ISSN 1608-5906, 2009, 8(3):371-379. Printed in South Africa.
  • Ekesa BN, Walingo MK and Onyango MOA Dietary Diversity, Nutrition Status and Morbidity of Preschool Children in Matungu Division, Western Kenya. International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health [IJFSNPH] Vol 2: 2009. ISSN {Online} 1479-392X- ISSN [Print} 1479-3911. Inderscience Publisher Indexed by Thomson Reuters
  • Walingo MK Indigenous food processing methods that improve zinc absorption and bioavailability of plant diets consumed by the Kenyan population. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, (AJFAND), Volume 9 No. 1 2009, ISSN 1684 5374. African Journals Online.
  • Ekesa BN, Walingo MK and MOA Onyango Influence of agricultural biodiversity on Dietary Diversity of Preschool Children in Matungu Division, Western Kenya. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND). Vol 8 No. 4 Dec 2008. African Journals Online.
  • Walingo MK and B Musamali Nutrient Intake and Nutritional Status Indicators of Participant and nonparticipant Pupils of a Parent-supported School Lunch Program in Kenya.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. September 2008 (Vol. 40, Issue 5, Pages 298-304). Elsevier. Indexed by Thomson Reuters.
  • Kangalawe RYM, Liwenga ET, Kabumbuli R and MK WalingoLivelihood diversification and implications on poverty and environment in the Lake Victoria Basin. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology Vol 2(8) pp August 2008. Available online at http://www.academic journals.org/AJEST. ISSN 1996-0786© 2008 Academic Journals.
  • Ekesa BN, Walingo MK and MOA Onyango Role of Agricultural Biodiversity on Dietary Intake and Nutrition Status of Preschool Children in Matungu Division, Western Kenya.  African Journal of Food Science Vol (2):PP. 026-032, March 2008. http//www.academicjournals.org/ajfs. ISSN 1996-0794©2008 Academic Journals.
  • Musamali B, Walingo MK and GM Mbagaya Impact of School Lunch Feeding Programmes on Nutritional Status of School Children in Vihiga, Western Kenya.  African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), ISSN 2007:1684-5374. African Journals Online.
  • Walingo MK Role of education in the advancement of agricultural projects for food security and poverty reduction in Kenya.  International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fur Erziengswissenschaft/Revue Internationale l’education 2006. ISSN: 0020-8566 (Paper) Online Version 1573-0638 Volume 52, No. 3-4 Pages 287-304, May 2006. Print Version: Review of Education 52: 287-304, DO1: 10.1007/s 11159-006-0008-7, Springer. Indexed by Thomson Reuters.
  • Walingo MK Role of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) on Human Health – A Review.  African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND).  Peer Reviewed Article 6. 2005:5; 1. African Journals Online.
  • Walingo MK Dietary Efficacy of African Indigenous vegetables in the control of micronutrient deficiency and chronic diseases in Kenya.  Peer Reviewed HAK Proceedings of the Third Horticulture Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Development in the Tropics, 26th-29th Nov, 2003, Maseno University, Maseno Kenya. ISBN No. 9966-758-11-9.
  • Walingo MK and Khader V Effect of dairy development programmes on production, consumption and marketed surplus of milk in Vihiga District.  Maseno Journal of Education, Arts and Social Sciences (MJEASS) 2005; p99-108.
  • Walingo MK Efficacy of antioxidants in human health. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND). African Journals Online. Peer Reviewed Article 2. 2004:2.
  • Walingo MK and V Khader Impact of dairy programmes on nutritional status of women and preschool children in Vihiga District.  Maseno Journal of Education, Arts and Social Sciences (MJEASS), 2003; 4:2:93-102.
  • Walingo MK Environment and Food Security for Poverty Alleviation in the Lake Victoria Basin.  Journal of Food Technology in Africa.  Special Publication Number 2002; 12:1028-6098.
  • Walingo MK Dietary implications of dairy development.  South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition (CSJCN) July 2002; 15:2:S1 – S48. Indexed by Thomson Reuters
  • Walingo MK, Ojera P and J Amayi Arguing the case of realignment of the strategic plan using the balanced scorecard in the realization of strategic objectives of Universities in Kenya.
  • Walingo MK Protein-Energy Malnutrition in Kenya in the Twenty-First Century. In Press: Pakistan Journal of Nutrition.
  • Onyango AC, Walingo MK Association between nutrition and immune status among HIV Sero-positive patients attending comprehensive care clinic at Chulaimbo sub-District Hospital, Kenya. Scientific World Journal, Hindawi Publishing Corporation. No. 317089, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Walingo MK and LA Mutuli Understanding breastfeeding behaviour of mothers using a developed culture-specific tool grounded in the Theory of Planned Behaviour in western Kenya. Accepted for publication: Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. 2015. ISSN 1680-5194 © Asian Network for Scientific Information.
  • Walingo MK and AC Onyango. Dietary compliance among Diabetes Patients attending a clinic at New Nyanza General Hospital Kenya. The Nigerian Journal of Nutrition Sciences, Journal of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria, 2014.
  • Walingo MK and Mutuli LA, Influence of Maternal Beliefs, Attitude and Perceived Behaviour Control on breastfeeding Behaviour of Mothers (18-40 Years) of Infants of up to One Year Old in western Kenya. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, Pak. J. Nutr., 2014;13(5):243-249. ISSN 1680-5194 © Asian Network for Scientific Information.
  • Mutuli LA and MK Walingo Applicability of the Theory of Planned Behavior in understanding breastfeeding intention of postpartum women. International Journal of Multidisciplinary and Current Research (IJMCR) 2014:2 USA

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