Nutrition Education, Training and Skills

Research

Evaluation, impact assessment and peer-reviewed publication of outcomes are key features of NETS development activities

NNEdPro's Nutrition Education, Training and Skills (NETS) sector of work draws from over a decade of experience in developing and delivering high quality nutrition education and evaluating its impact, particularly on healthcare practices.

 

NETS utilises the NNEdPro Global Innovation Panel (GIP) with its international hubs and unique approach of combining knowledge in technical aspects of Nutrition and Health including Change Management and Leadership and Research and Evaluation Methods.

Work underpinning the NETS has been consistently recognised through numerous awards over the years, including a joint prize from the Nutrition Society and British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (2010), the Complete Nutrition Outstanding Achievement Award (2015) and the Medical Nutrition International Industry Award in conjunction with the European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (2017).

Aim

To develop, deliver and evaluate evidence-based education and training in nutrition and health as well as promote the capacity building and mentoring of tomorrow’s trainers, particularly in nutrition and medical/healthcare education.

CAMBRIDGE SUMMER SCHOOL IN APPLIED HUMAN NUTRITION

We offer a Foundation Certificate Course in Applied Human Nutrition providing in depth exposure to basic concepts, research methods, disease prevention, nutrition in healthcare and public health nutrition as well as policy.

 

For further information on our Summer School, please click here to visit the Summer School page.

 

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT IN CAMBRIDGE

Our Annual Summit on Medical Nutrition Education brings together experts and speakers from all over the world to discuss how research and education can work together in making a difference in the lives of patients. We engage with stakeholders and representatives from numerous countries who convene at our Summit to discuss a common goal: to optimise nutrition care in health practice through education and research. For further information, please click here to visit the Summit page.

 

GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE FACULTY / SYMPOSIA

We have proven agility in assembling a Global Knowledge Exchange Faculty (GKEF) to conduct symposia or provide training worldwide, by harnessing the expertise within the NNEdPro Group and its scientific networks. We also provide bespoke workshops to organisations to upskill their staff. If you would like us to conduct a needs assessment and/or provide tailored nutritional training in your region or organisation, please contact us and we would be happy to provide a preliminary assessment.

EXTERNAL SERVICES PROVIDED FROM CAMBRIDGE

  • Online and Blended Learning Development in Applied Human Nutrition in partnership with Nutrition in Medicine (University of North Carolina, USA) and Food as Medicine (Monash University, Australia)

  • International Curriculum Development in Nutrition and Health Education in partnership with the American Society for Nutrition Co-ordinating Centre for Nutrition Education in Professional Schools, working in conjunction with the US National Institutes of Health

  • Nutrition Science Education (1-week from core concepts to health applications) within the 4-week Science Summer Programme of the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

  • Nutrition-related Internships and Visiting Studentships across NNEdPro principal hubs in Cambridge, London, Ulster and Parma as well as internationally via regional hubs

  • Article Series in Complete Nutrition as an ongoing dissemination tool enabling engagement with the evidence-based nutrition community to over 13,000 health professionals 9 times each year

PAST activities

 

INTERNAL SERVICES PROVIDED TO CAMBRIDGE (Until 2018)

  • Clinical and Public Health Nutrition Education for medical students through the clinical curriculum (mandatory and elective teaching using face-to-face and blended learning, as well as research-based ‘Student Selected Components’ [SSCs] under the Nutrition Education Review Group [NERG]) at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, in conjunction with the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Healthcare-related Nutrition, Research and Leadership Education for junior doctors on the Core Medical Training (CMT) Programme under the NHS Health Education East of England Local Education and Training Board (Deanery).

  • Mentoring in Nutrition and Medical Education and/or Research for NHS Clinicians, particularly in Obesity Management, Nutrition Support and Dietetics within the Cambridge University Health Partners framework.

FEATURED PAST ACTIVITIES

The NNEdPro Chair is a longstanding Member of the Registration Committee of the Association for Nutrition. Over 2014 to 2017, the NNEdPro chair Co-Chaired its Healthcare Specialism Working Group leading to the development of a Healthcare-Medical ‘pathway’ for Doctors Licensed with the UK General Medical Council to gain the appropriate nutrition competencies for entry to a designated section of the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists.

 

The NNEdPro Group and Wolfson College Cambridge ran a very successful and productive International Academic Visitor Scheme through a strategic partnership over 2014-17, bringing together key opinion leaders in medical nutrition education and related research from across the world leading to the development of an International Knowledge Application Network in Nutrition aligned with the 2025 UN Decade of Action on Nutrition.

The registrations to our 2020 Summer School and Summit are open! Follow the links below to know more about the events and how to join us.

links

St. John's Innovation Centre

Cowley Road, Cambridge

CB4 0WS, UK

Awards

2016 Finalist & Runner-Up: BMJ Education Team of the Year Awards

2015 Complete Nutrition Outstanding Achievement Award

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