The Need For Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro) is an award-winning interdisciplinary think-tank, building upon over a decade of nutrition education, research and innovation. Since 2016 this programme has been known as the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health.
We are anchored in Cambridge (UK) and convene central as well as regional networks across six continents as part of the International Knowledge Application Network Hub in Nutrition-2025. We develop adaptable and scalable educational models for nutrition capacity building in health systems. We also conduct a range of training courses as well as primary research studies and syntheses to fill key evidence gaps. Read more about our work here.
Organisational Partnerships, Collaborations and Memberships
Our corporate headquarters are at the St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge whilst our principal hubs of academic activity span four academic institutions: Ulster University, University of Parma, Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge, our academic collaborations with Cambridge and Ulster going back to our foundation in 2008. In 2020 we have also formalised our academic collaborations in Australia, with Monash University and University of Wollongong.
We are also closely allied with a number of specialist organisations: the British Dietetic Association (BDA), since our inception in 2008, has provided access to subject expertise, business support and governance oversight to our virtual operations; in our 10th anniversary year along with the British Medical Journal (BMJ) group, we became co-founders of BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health; we work closely with the Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC) on developing international knowledge networks and strengthening research; For projects with charitable objects we work through with our official charity partner, the Lord Rana Foundation Charitable Trust; for over a decade we have also been affiliated with the Society for Nutrition Education and Behaviour (SNEB) with which we recently developed a joint membership/mentoring scheme; most recently we have formed a strategic partnership to develop knowledge application models with the Swiss Re Institute and to strengthen our focus on healthcare professionals through partnering with the Education and Research in Medical Nutrition Network (ERimNN). Most recently we became strategic partners of the Quadram Institute, a strategic national bioscience organisation supported by the BBSRC, and the Modality Partnership spanning UK healthcare.
We are also working since 2021 in a strategic partnership that has led to the development of the OLRIC. Also from 2021 onwards we are a Non-Governmental and Civil Society Organisation Partner of the FAO e-learning Academy.
We are an associate member of All-Party Parliamentary Food and Health Forum, The European Food Information Council (EUFIC), Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) as well as an advisory member of One Nucleus in Cambridge, an international member of the Global Open Data Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), a supporting member of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), an Innovate-2-Succeed Member of St John’s Innovation Centre (SJIC) in Cambridge. We have also been a member of the CN contributors community with regular article submissions since 2015.
We are a member of multiple UKRI supported research consortia including the GCRF Cambridge TIGR2ESS Group, BBSRC Reading Food Biosystems Group, ESRC Cambridge DTP Group, GCRF Surrey India Group an and the GCRF Ulster Latin America Safe Water Group.
In addition to our work with key strategic partners, we have significant collaborations with over fifty institutions and organisations across our central and regional networks. Together, our centrally and regionally managed networks provide an unparalleled range of interdisciplinary know-how supporting our thinktank to advance and implement nutrition knowledge to improve health, wellbeing and society.
The NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health is an independent not-for-profit social enterprise, registered as a company limited by guarantee, entitled: NEED FOR NUTRITION EDUCATION/INNOVATION PROGRAMME (NNEDPRO) & CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND TRAINING ENTERPRISE (CREATE).
'NNEDPRO-CREATE' is the legal holder of the registered international trademark of NNEdPro and its associated intellectual property.
With governance support from the British Dietetic Association (BDA), which hosts our financial operations, we work internationally via a network of partner organisations. Our activities are coordinated by the NNEdPro Headquarters at St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge, UK.
Disclaimer: NNEdPro takes full responsibility for its own views and actions which may not necessarily reflect those of its partners and collaborators, as well as vice-versa.