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FREE EIT Food online course on Nutrition for Health and Sustainability – Starts 04/04 

EIT Food has been developing a new learning opportunity.  

Currently, a key obstacle to medical professionals playing a stronger role in food systems transformation is their lack of training in nutrition.  

If medical doctors had better knowledge of the link between food, health, nutrition and sustainability, they could play an active role in transforming our food system. 

To overcome this gap in knowledge and to reinforce behaviour change towards healthier and sustainable diets, EIT Food has developed a short course on nutrition targeting medical students, doctors and healthcare professionals. 

This course has been designed with and for medical students (undergrad or higher), and has been produced by the University of Reading, the University of Torino, the University of Hohenheim, the University of Groningen, IMDEA Food Institute and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in collaboration with experts from Harvard University and the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). 

The course starts on Monday, April 4th 2022. Please find the course registration link here. 

The course is mostly free. It is composed of 12 hours of learning broken down into 3 weeks. 

Learners can study at their own pace, at any time, on any device. 

International student scholarships – free registration for the 2nd PNDS International Conference

The 2nd International Conference of the Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society: Triple burden of malnutrition – breaking the silos between the world of undernutrition and NCDS takes place Friday March 11-13, 2022, in Karachi, Pakistan.

Scholarships for students to attend the conference virtually are now available. These IUNS sponsored scholarships are available to international students at all degree levels and covers free registration to attend the conference virtually.

To apply:  

Email conference22regist@gmail.com with the subject title “IUNS Scholarship”.

All applicants must send the following information to be considered:

  1. Full name
  2. Institution name
  3. Email address
  4. Phone/WhatsApp number
  5. Scan of a valid student ID card

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IAEA Suggestions of potential topics based on the assessment of body composition and human milk intake and possible stakeholders

IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme 2024-2025 Cycle now open

IAEA are happy to announce that their new Technical Cooperation (TC) Programme for the cycle 2024-2025. National, Regional and Inter-regional project concept notes for capacity building projects can now be prepared and submitted to the IAEA for consideration for funding.

If you have an interesting project idea, please get in contact with the National Liaison Officer (NLO) in your country immediately since the deadline for submitting project outlines to the IAEA is 30 April 2022. The NLO is the primary contact person between the IAEA and your country and will be able to provide guidance on the format and the process. 

IAEA are proposing in the image above a few topics and isotope techniques for projects and possible stakeholders to involve from the beginning. Please consider how to align the project idea to priority developmental needs and national strategies in your country.

Please contact NAHRES (nahres@iaea.org) if you do not know who your NLO is or if you would need additional information.

To learn more about The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) programme on nutrition and how it enhances countries’ capabilities to combat malnutrition for better health throughout life, read their factsheet here.

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IUNS International Workshop on Capacity and Leadership Development 2021

The IUNS Committee of Science Council of Japan held the IUNS International Workshop on Capacity and Leadership Development in Nutritional Sciences online on December 11th and 12th 2021 co-hosted with Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science, The Japanese Society of Nutrition and Dietetics, and National Institute of Health and Nutrition, Japan.

The workshop was organized as a side event of the Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021. Former president of IUNS, Dr Anna Lartey, gave a statement on behalf of IUNS at the Summit. You can read more and watch her statement here.

This was the first time the IUNS Capacity and Leadership Development Workshop was held online. The event was a great success, and all the participants enjoyed the workshop and actively participating in the discussion.

Participants of the workshop watched 9 video lectures related to food system and nutrition intervention for sustainable healthy diets in advance in November and attended the workshop online on December 11th and 12th.

During the workshop, participants were divided into 6 groups in breakout rooms and discussed each topic after their brief self-introduction and country report. Then, one of the participants in each group presented the summary of discussion in the main room at the end of the workshop.

The IUNS Committee of Science Council of Japan prepared an abstract book that contains slides of 9 video lectures, participant country reports, and summaries of group discussion.

You can download the full abstract book here:

IUNS – IANE Scholarships

As part of our online capacity development support for early career nutritionists the International Union of Nutritional Sciences and the International Academy of Nutrition Educators have partnered during 2021 to offer free scholarship to participants interested in the NNEdPro nutrition training courses.

24 candidates from 20 different LMIC countries have been selected to receive joint IUNS-IANE scholarships to attend the Foundation Certificate in Applied Human Nutrition in November 2021. The course is available on the NNEdPro Virtual Learning Environment. For more information: https://vle.nnedpro.org.uk/scholarship

IUNS-IANE Scholarship – NNEdPro Courses

Applications close at 5pm on 6th September 2021

As part of our online capacity development support for early career nutritionists the International Union of Nutritional Sciences and the International Academy of Nutrition Educators have partnered to offer free scholarship to participants interested in the NNEdPro ‘Nutrition Education and Population Health’ bundle of ten courses covering a wide range of nutrition and population health topics.

Application forms are available on the NNEdPro website IUNS-IANE Scholarship Competition (nnedpro.org.uk)  where you can provide your CV and answer a couple of questions. An NNEdPro panel will then review all applications on 7th September and select 15 participants to gain free access to the training available on the NNEdPro Virtual Learning Environment (worth £124).

The scholarship is open to all, but priority is given to students from Low to Middle-Income Countries (LMIC’s).

IUNS Capacity Development: EIT Food Free Course “Nutrition for Health and Sustainability”

As part of our commitment to supporting the development of early career nutrition scientists the IUNS Capacity Development Committee feature online short courses suitable for Continuing Professional Development on our website. for more information on these opportunities please visit:

This month our partners at EIT Food are launching a new, free, online course titled “Nutrition for Health and Sustainability”.

Course Details

Currently a key obstacle to medical professionals playing a stronger role in food systems transformation is their lack of training in nutrition.
If medical doctors had better knowledge of the link between food, health, nutrition and sustainability, they could play an active role in transforming our food system.

To overcome this gap in knowledge and to reinforce behaviour change towards healthier and sustainable diets, EIT Food has developed a free short online course on nutrition targeting medical students, health professionals and more generally curious minds interested in maintaining a balanced and healthy diet.

This course has been designed with and for medical students (undergrad or higher), and has been produced by the University of Reading, the University of Torino, the University of Hohenheim, the University of Groningen, IMDEA Food Institute and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in collaboration with experts from the EAT-Lancet Commission (Dr. Walter Willet) and the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA).

The course will be included in “game-changing” solutions catalogue that EIT Food will present at the UN Food Systems Summit in September 2021.

The Course is open for enrolments, starts on 19/07, and is free to access. It is composed of 12 hours of learning broken down in 3 weeks.