how we work
Our work comprises four overlapping verticals in nutrition and several cross-cutting horizontals
Our aim is to improve nutrition-related health outcomes by training professionals, strengthening research, implementing solutions and addressing inequalities, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and the Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025. We deliver our work through the following inter-related sections. Explore the main categories below.
Nutrition Education, Training and Skills (NETS)
Developing, delivering and evaluating evidence-informed education and training in nutrition and health. Key areas of work are:
Summer School and Foundation Certificate in Applied Human Nutrition
Annual International Summit on Medical/Public Health Nutrition Education and Research
E-Learning in Healthcare Nutrition, Podcasts and Webinars
The International Academy of Nutrition Educators (IANE)
The International Knowledge Application Network Hub in Nutrition 2025 (I-KANN-25)
Nutrition Research and Innovation Consortium (NRIC)
Undertaking primary nutrition research through basic science, human interventions, population studies and evidence syntheses to inform health policy and practice. Key Members from:
University of Cambridge
Imperial College London
University of Parma
University of Wollongong Australia
The Swiss Re Institute (SRI)
The Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC)
BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health (BMJ NPH)
Education and Research in medical Nutrition Network (ERimNN)
Implementation Research and Consulting in Nutrition (IRCN)
Seeking implementation strategies to embed good nutrition practices into health systems across sectors through action-orientated research and solution-focused consulting.
IRCN places emphasis on integrating good nutritional care into health systems with pioneering work funded through competitive awards and recognised further through the Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) award (2017-19) as well as subsequent awards from the AIM Foundation (2018-22) and the Swiss Re Institute (2019-21) to take forward implementation of nutrition knowledge into multiple contexts.
Nutritional Equity and Population Health (NEPH)
Closing the nutrition and health related inequalities gap through lean innovation and empowerment of marginalised populations with a focus on lower income settings.
NEPH has led work in India leading to the development of Mobile Teaching Kitchens as a model for health and social innovation in impoverished populations, which has been recognised through a flagship project awarded via the Global Challenges Research Fund (2018) and several other forms of recognition and support enabling transferrable models for wider geographical adaptation and scaling.
The 'CREATE' Platform
Cambridge Research, Education and Training Enterprise (CREATE) is distinct from the four main NNEdPro sections and represents a closely allied platform designed to harness the non-Nutrition or transferrable/generic skills within the NNEdPro group in order to impact wider aspects of health and wellbeing.
Key domains include Workplace Wellbeing, Research Methods/Ethics and Health Leadership.