Staff Profiles

Dr. S. D. Maruapula

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Faculty of Education

Family and Consumer Sciences

Senior Lecturer & HOD

Location: 247/388
Phone: +267 355 2447
Email Dr. S. D. Maruapula

Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

M.Ed. Human Nutrition. Pennsylvania State University.

B.S.    Dietetics. University of Maryland College Park

Food & Nutrition

FCS Extension

Adolescent obesity

Adolescent perceptions and attitudes towards food choices

Financial literacy of consumers

Consumer knowledge and perceptions of genetically modified foods

Infant and young child feeding

Food habits and dietary patterns

Nutritional status of children

Elderly Nutrition

Indigenous foods


Food & Nutrition

Human Development & Family Studies

FCS Extension

Hulela, K., Maruapula, S. D., & Peters, S. (2020). Consumer Knowledge and Perceptions Regarding Genetically Modified Foods: A Case Study of Two Cities in Botswana. Gene Technology, 9 (1)

Brown, C., Shaibu., Maruapula, S., and Compher, S. (2015). Perceptions and attitudes towards food choices in adolescents in Gaborone, Botswana. Apetite, 95. Retrieved from

Maruapula, S. D., Jackson, J. C., Holsten, J., Shaibu, S., Malete, L., Wrotniak, B., Ratcliffe, S. J., Mokone, G. G., Stettler, N. & Compher, C. (2011). Socio-economic status and urbanization are linked to snacks and obesity in adolescents in Botswana. Public Health Nutrition, 14(12), 2260-2267.

Maruapula, S.D & Chapman-Novakofski, K. M. (2007).  Health and Dietary Patterns of the Elderly in Botswana. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 38(6) 311-319.


In pursuit of academic excellence