Good nutrition is at the foundation of good health, and we see healthcare and public health practitioners as knowledge brokers that can promote nutrition to achieve better public health. To achieve this, NNEdPro offers an International Knowledge Application Network in Nutrition 2025 (I-KANN-25) to promulgate high quality and scalable medical nutrition education achieving sustained impact in global healthcare systems.
What is I-KANN 25?
At our 3rd Annual Summit in 2017, NNEdPro announced the launch of our I-KANN 25 project. I-KANN 25 is part of NNEdPro’s education and training academy, which facilitates: nutrition education at the University of Cambridge; the Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition (Cambridge); the annual International Summit (Cambridge); and e-learning initiatives. I-KANN-25 seeks to connect materials from these initiatives and more, to be used internationally, such as through the development of an online portal, which will encourage regional adaptations and opportunities for international interaction to facilitate learning.
I-KANN 25 seeks to create a global network that will identify nutrition knowledge gaps and develop and deliver high impact technology-based nutrition education to healthcare providers within a sustainable model framework. I-KANN 25 will be able to promote translatable information at a global level and drive implementation of knowledge into policy and practice, bridging the gap between Agricultural Nutrition and Human Nutrition.
The I-KANN 25 is a joint initiative of NNEdPro with the Global Open Data initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) and is supported by the Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC) who manage the successful Food Authenticity Network.
There are currently two proposed international coordinating centres for I-KANN-25, one based in Cambridge, UK, hosted by NNEdPro, and another in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, hosted by the American Society of Nutrition (ASN). We have established an independent governance committee for I-KANN 25 to provide authoritative oversight to ensure the long-term success of the initiative.
We have created a presentation with more information on the I-KANN 25 project, which can be viewed here.
Image source: BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health https://nutrition.bmj.com/content/early/2018/07/19/bmjnph-2018-000002