Department of Life and Consumer Sciences

Mrs EA Symington

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department: Life and Consumer Sciences
Tel: 011 471 3438


  • B.Sc (Dietetics)
  • M (Diet)
  • Registered for PhD in Nutrition

Fields of academic interests

Teaching interests

  • Alternative methods of assessment
  • Effective feedback in the learning process

Research interests

  • Nutrition during pregnancy and early development
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Micronutrients

Journal articles

  • Kempen, E; Kasambala, J; Christie, L; Symington, E; Jooste, L; & Van Eeden, T. 2017. Expectancy-value theory contributes to understanding consumer attitudes towards cow’s milk alternatives and variants. International Journal of Consumer Studies, vol.41, no.3, pp.245-252. (
  • Symington, EA; Gericke, GJ; Nel, HJ & Labadarios D. (2016) The relationship between stunting and overweight among children from South Africa: secondary analysis of the National Food Consumption Survey – Fortification Baseline I. South African Medical Journal, 106(1):65-69.
  • Schutte, AE; Symington, EA & du Preez, JL. (2013). Rosuvastatin is transferred into human breast milk: A case report. The American Journal of Medicine, 126(9):e7-e8. (
  • Olivier, J; Symington, EA; Jonker, CZ; Rampedi, IT & Van Eeden, TS. (2012). Comparison of the mineral composition of leaves and infusions of traditional and herbal teas. The South African Journal of Science, 108(1/2), Art. #623, 7 pages. (  
  • Kempen, EL; Muller, H; Symington, EA & Van Eeden, TS. (2012). A study of the relationship between health awareness, lifestyle behaviour and food label usage in Gauteng. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 25(1): 15-21.