About Us

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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 UniversityUniversity of ParmaImperial 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