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1. Assessment of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) in underground and surface water in North Western, Copper belt and Southern Provinces of Zambia-Funded by IAEA/NSTC

2. To provide technical expertise in the area of food science and technology through consultancy in food processing, safety and nutrition.

3. To offer food analysis as a means of quality control of the food raw materials and food products.

4. A new Laboratory established with help from IAEA especially in acquisition of equipment and training of the staff.

5. The Laboratory is able to measure body composition in two components i.e. Fat-free (lean) mass and fat mass by the use of isotopic technique which is a more accurate method (gold standard) to determine the nutrition status of people. In addition, the Laboratory uses other methods such as; Body Mass Index (BMI), Skin fold thickness, Body Circumference and Bioelectric. Impedance Analysis (BIA) in the assessment of nutrition status. The equipment used in these techniques are; Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR), Body Weight Scale, Stand metre, Callipers, Measuring Tapes and BIA.

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