Good nutrition is at the foundation of good health. We see healthcare and public health practitioners as key knowledge brokers that can promote nutrition to achieve better public health.
To do this, NNEdPro convenes regional networks across six continents forming an International Knowledge Application Network Hub in Nutrition 2025 (I-KANN-25).
Click on parts of the map to read more about our regional networks.
I-KANN 25 is an initiative closely linked with our Nutrition Education, Training and Skills (NETS), which facilitates: the Cambridge Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition; the annual International Summit in Cambridge; and E-learning initiatives. It seeks to connect the knowledge generated from these initiatives, to be used internationally through an online portal that will encourage regional adaptations and opportunities to facilitate learning. I-KANN 25 will be able to promote translatable information at a global level and drive implementation of knowledge into policy and practice, bridging the gap between Agricultural Nutrition and Human Nutrition.
In each regional network under I-KANN 25, we intend to apply two successful innovation and change models:
The NEPHELP (Nutrition Education Policy for Health Practice) model which seeks to change the default status of nutrition education within health systems by strengthening the nutrition workforce in each region - Click Here for further details on the original NEPHELP initiative in the UK - adaptations of NEPHELP are now underway across regional networks internationally;
The Mobile Teaching Kitchens (MTK) model which seeks to empower marginalised community members to become culinary health educators by bringing together change drivers from medical and nutritional personnel to lay volunteers and NGOs all invested in reducing nutritional inequities for better health - Click Here for further details on the original MTK initiative in India - adaptations of the MTK are now underway across regional networks internationally.
I-KANN 25 is supported by the Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC) who manage the successful Food Authenticity Network, the Swiss Re Institute and the Global Open Data initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN). The Nutrition in Medicine platform and BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health are key collaborating organisations in this initiative.
The international coordinating centre will be based in UK, hosted by NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health. An independent governance committee for I-KANN 25 will provide oversight to ensure long-term success of the initiative.