Dr. Lydia Kaume enjoys teaching and is passionate about making a difference in her learners. She is an Asst. Professor in the field of Nutrition & Food Science, a Consultant and Wellness Coach. Dr. Kaume’s expertise in the field of Nutrition & Health spans over 17 years; she is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian under the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute. Lydia holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree from University of Arkansas, USA. A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. Lydia is an Assistant Ext. Professor at the University of Missouri and her expertise and current research and teaching interests includes: Diabetes prevention and management, and obesity related conditions. Dr. Kaume has received several awards and has authored and co-authored several technical and non-technical papers in her field.