Betelhem Lakew

Ethiopia

My name is Bethlehem Lakew. I’m a professional nutritionist, food scientist, and co-founder of BeNu Foods; a startup biscuit company that aims to produce a healthy, nutritional, and affordable local-based product for the community.

I have completed my bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Applied Nutrition, and my MSc in Food Science and Nutrition, from Addis Ababa Science and Technology University with great distinction.

Based on my professional background, I am the founder and CEO of a Nutrition counseling company called LeHem Nutrition Counseling plc. I also work as research Assistant at Addis Ababa Science and technology university.

At LeHem Nutrition counseling, our mission is to promote healthy living in Ethiopia. We provided various services related to nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Our services include nutrition counseling, healthy weight management for women before, during, and after pregnancy, weight management for men, a healthy diet plan for children, as well as weight and diet management for people with chronic medical conditions.
I have participated in different computations and training some of the are
• Medal of Honor for Innovative Learning Performance on Science and Mathematics Education
• honor issuer Ministry of Science and Technology - Ethiopia
• Achieved 2nd place in the young women category at the Innovation Social Business Competition honor issuer Digital Opportunity Trust Fund Ethiopia.
• Achieved 3rd place at the Annual Students Science and Technology Innovation competition honor issuer Addis Ababa science and Technology University
• Awarded Certificate of participation honor issuer Entrepreneurship Development Center – Ethiopia
• Awarded a Certificate of participation honor issuer Dot Start up Program and Coaching
In my free time I love volunteering in different organization. currently I am working as board of director and maternal nutrition educational manual developer for local NGO called nutrition for education and also served in Rotaract in different position such as professional development director, community service director and also as vice president for 5 years.
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