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The World Public Health Nutrition Association

Professionals need to be trained, mentored and supported throughout their careers. The Association works to ensure professionals are aware of the environmental, social, political and economic impacts on nutrition, as well as the biological and personal determinants of disease, health and well-being, and what these imply for research, advocacy, policy, and action.

The overall purpose of The World Public Health Nutrition Association is to bring together people with a common interest in promoting and improving public health nutrition and to be a professional voice for public health nutrition internationally. They do that in order to:

  • further the mission of public health nutrition, to prevent disease and to promote well-being;
  • build their professional capacity and to represent the interests of our and allied professions.

They do so by:

  • Advocating at local, national, and international level to promote their purpose.
  • Providing leadership and scholarship to strengthen the evidence base for effective action.
  • Working to strengthen the capacity for action by working with partners to build the system and structure in which a well-trained workforce can operate. That includes:
    • leading on workforce development in public health nutrition;
    • running a professional certification scheme to assure quality for professional public health nutrition; and
    • running a course accreditation scheme to assure the quality of training.

The Association recognizes that better global well-being will only be achieved by working in partnership with those committed to a population approach to the prevention of problems before they arise. With their members, they encourage policy-makers and decision takers, at all levels from global to local, to promote equitable and sustainable access to adequate, enjoyable, appropriate and nourishing food. This is essential for population health and well-being, and also for social, cultural and economic integrity, and to conserve the living and physical world.

The World Public Health Nutrition Association is an individual membership organization.

Learn more from The World Public Health Nutrition Association website.

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