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), the AIM Foundation (2018) and the International Union of Nutrition Sciences (2020).

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.

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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. The School is endorsed by the University of Parma and the International Union of Nutritional Sciences as well as accredited by the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal College of Physicians. For further information on our Summer School, please click here to visit the Summer School page.

 

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. For further information on our global reach, please click here to visit the Regional Networks page.

Past Activities

  • 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.

  • 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 from 2014-19

  • 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 from 2017-19

featured past activities

  • The NNEdPro Chair was a longstanding member of the Registration Committee of the Association for Nutrition and over 2014 to 2017, Co-Led 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 2014-20, 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.

 

  • Over 2018-19 the NNEdPro Chair was seconded to the WHO Department of Nutrition and Food Safety in Geneva to develop a blueprint for the global architecture of nutrition education in health systems and for healthcare professionals in the wake of Universal Health Coverage.

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The registrations to our 2021 Summer School and Summit are open! Follow the links below to know more about the events and how to join us.

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Awards

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

2015 Complete Nutrition Outstanding Achievement Award

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