From the Desk of the NNEdPro Chair: June 2019

It is that time of year when we are excitedly counting days to our flagship summer events as we prepare to connect the world to Cambridge this July!

The Nutrition Science Summer Programme that we run for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education is now officially full and operating a waiting list – but there are still places to go at our Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition at Homerton College as well as our International Summit and the ISNN Congress, which promise to be a really stimulating 9 days of Cambridge educational events… do join us and put the word out as we hope to see you all this summer!


Since my last update in May, we have completed a full membership and operations refresh and now stand at a strength of over 220 full members of which over 40 form our dynamic and international virtual core.

At home base, the NEPHELP (Nutrition Education Policy for Healthcare Practice) roadshow in the UK is well under way as well as the preparation towards formal launch of a UK Regional Network and Coalition of key organisations over 2019.

Last month we also successfully launched our already thriving new Brazil Regional Network after which we were present/active in the margins of the World Health Assembly.

This month promises to be action-packed too as our Patron Lord Rana joins us to officially launch our relocated Nutrition and Vascular Studies Platform at Ulster University on 21st June, where we will also announce our intention to form a new Regional Network of Ireland.

This month we will also be running a new two-day national nutrition course for Physiotherapists in the Netherlands (via the SOMT University), widening our professional horizons. 

In late June we are also running a series of key presentations at the World Health Organization HQ including a first of its kind training workshop in Nutrition for the WHO Global Internship Programme in Geneva which brings together several hundred of tomorrow’s shapers from across UN member states.

Amongst our international events is also our presence next month at the 52nd conference of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior where we will open the membership scheme of the International Academy of Nutrition Educators in partnership with SNEB and Monash University to the wider world and this will be marked with the collateral launch of our repurposed US Regional Network in the margins of the congress.

We look forward to meeting many of you next month in Cambridge!

Very best wishes, 

Professor Sumantra (Shumone) Ray
(NNEdPro Founding Chair and Executive Director)

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