Background

The Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro) is an award-winning and independently incorporated collaborative group for knowledge generation, translation and evaluation. NNEdPro originally arose from the work of the British Medical Association representative within the Council of Europe Alliance (UK) on Hospital Food and Nutritional Care (2005-07) leading to the launch of the ‘Ten Key Characteristics of Good Nutritional Care’ and the Department of Health Action Plan (2007) which recommended the formation of NNEdPro. This was further made possible by funding awarded (2008) to start NNEdPro in Cambridge. Since its inception, NNEdPro has evolved from a single project, into a multi-faceted programme (led by Ray, Douglas, Rajput-Ray and Del Rio) with a broad knowledge management remit across clinical and public health nutrition. NNEdPro’s Global Centre for Nutrition and Health is based in Cambridge and works across several countries worldwide.

Partnerships

NNEdPro represents a strategic partnership between doctors, dietitians, nutritionists and other healthcare professionals, as well as educators and researchers. It is composed of several partner organisations including the British Dietetic Association, UK Medical Research Council’s Elsie Widdowson Laboratory (incorporating the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey), Society for Nutrition Education and Behaviour, Ulster University School of Biomedical Sciences, Wolfson College in Cambridge and Cambridge University Health Partners (including Cambridge University Hospitals and the School of Clinical Medicine). 

The University of Cambridge houses a world class Medical School, whilst Ulster University is home to leading Health Professions Schools, including Pharmacy. In Ulster, NNEdPro members deliver Nutrition Education to students and practitioners, particularly in the Allied Health Professions. In Cambridge, NNEdPro is responsible for the delivery of Nutrition Education to medical students as well as other students/professionals without a formal background in Nutrition. In particular, NNEdPro has affiliations with Cambridge University Health Partners (recognised ‘CUHP Associate’) and Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. 

Aims

NNEdPro undertakes continuing nutrition education needs assessment relating to medicine/healthcare to develop, deliver and evaluate a range of innovative education and training interventions/packages with particular emphasis on effective delivery methods and healthcare impact. Overall, the inter-related aims of NNEdPro activity are:

  • Delivery of Medical/Healthcare Nutrition Education
  • Research into Medical/Healthcare Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition Research for Translation to Medical/Healthcare Education
  • Building Capacity and Policy Impact in Medical/Healthcare Nutrition for Practitioners, Researchers and Educators

In order to remain at the cutting edge of current knowledge, NNEdPro instigates primary research or evidence synthesis (e.g. via its linked Nutrition and Vascular Studies [NVS] platform in Cambridge) and also promotes capacity building as well as ‘Good Research Practice’ to enhance the translation potential of emerging evidence. NNEdPro uses a range of approaches in line with the ‘Knowledge-to-Action Framework‘, to address key nutritional problems of clinical and public health importance in the UK as well as internationally [NNEdPro Global]. For current work and key themes/projects of NNEdPro click here.


***NNEdPro 2016 News***

 

NNEdPro Summit and Summer School June 2016

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NNEdPro HYDRATION EDUCATION PROJECT IS A FINALIST & RUNNER UP IN THE BMJ AWARDS 2016

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NNEdPro-BRITISH COUNCIL SCALING UP NUTRITION (SUN) WORKSHOP IN MOROCCO 2016

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NNEdPro @ THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (GENEVA, SWITZERLAND) 2016

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NNEdPro @ AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR NUTRITION (SAN DIEGO, USA) 2016

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NNEdPro GRIFFITH (AUSTRALIA) AND WATERLOO (CANADA) LECTURES 2016

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NNEdPro AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND NETWORK LAUNCH 2016

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NNEdPro @ SINGAPORE 2016

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NNEdPro CAMBRIDGE-INDIA SYMPOSIUM 2016

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NNEdPro held its 2016 Cambridge-India Symposium (and an associated stakeholder event marking 1 year of the NELICO India Initiative) with the theme of Nutrition, Diabetes and Personalised Medicine in partnership with the Remedy Clinic Study Group in Kolkata on 11th February 2016 where speakers included NNEdPro members from the UK/EU, USA, Canada and Australia as well as speakers from the Association of Physicians of India.


NNEdPro NURSING THEME AND ESSAY COMPETITION 2016

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NNEdPro held its Annual Essay Competition with the theme of Nutrition in Nursing and Healthcare aimed at highlighting the importance of nutrition and hydration in nursing and healthcare practice and the top three applicants presented a summary of their ideas at the NNEdPro Annual Meeting and Symposium in Cambridge on 1st February 2016 where an expert panel selected the winner.

We are proud to announce the winners of this years Essay Competition:

First Place: Emma Little, Keele University

Joint Second Place: Kim Delaney, University of Birmingham | Matthew Weir, University of Dundee

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From Left to Right: Emma Amez, Prof Christie Deaton, Kim Delaney, Emma Little, Matthew Weir, Dr Joan Gandy RD, Pauline Douglas RD


NNEdPro @ UNIVERSITY OF PARMA (ITALY) 2016

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NNEdPro @ KENYA 2016

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***Archive of NNEdPro 2015 Highlights***


***Archive of NNEdPro 2014 Highlights***



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Notes:

The Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro) and Cambridge Research, Education And Training Enterprise (CREATE), referred to as ‘NNEdPro’ are jointly incorporated as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, based in Cambridge, UK.

NNEdPro has affiliations with Cambridge University Health Partners (recognised ‘CUHP Associate’) and Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has delegated authority to act on behalf of NNEdPro and functions as the principal UK host organisation for the NNEdPro Group and Collaborative Networks that comprise NNEdPro’s virtual strategic partnership. The two hubs overseen by the BDA on behalf of NNEdPro are located in Cambridge and Ulster, in the UK.

The Cambridge Hub is known as the Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, functioning as the overall co-ordinating centre for NNEdPro. The Cambridge Hub works in close partnership with the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH), the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) and Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. 

The Ulster Hub works in close partnership with the Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE), Ulster University School of Biomedical Sciences. 

The MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory (incorporating the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey), which houses key NNEdPro members, provides a key UK knowledge link to the scientific evidence base.

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behaviour, of which NNEdPro is a formally recognised ‘Affiliate’, provides a key international knowledge link to educational translation and evaluation strategies.

NNEdPro was recognised as a United Nations’ Civil Society Organisation by the 2014 Non-Communicable Diseases Round Table.

The views of NNEdPro may not necessarily reflect those of the hosting and/or key partner organisations. Further information on sponsorship/funding can be provided upon request.