Who Are We?

A coalition of independent, non-profit organisations who believe we urgently need to raise the issue of a serious lack of nutrition training for health care professionals, leading to a largely neglected element of patient care and population health. This coalition will meet quarterly and form the steering committee for the NNEdPro-ERimNN UK and Ireland Regional Network.

As the Nutrition Implementation Coalition we share ideas and expertise. We are independent organisations but with a shared goal to promote a sustainable, ethical and evidence-based nutrition care including when to refer on to a dietitian or nutritionist.

What is the Purpose of the Coalition?

Broadening the conversation about nutrition in health for patient benefit

Designing and implementing, educational resources for health professionals

Increasing the education around food competence in health professionals’ curricula

Evaluating research around nutrition and diet

Sustainable nutrition focus to support healthcare.

How does the Nutrition Implementation Coalition Work?

The Nutrition Implementation Coalition consists of 4 organisations: Nutritank, NNEdPro, ERimNN and Culinary Medicine. These organisations aim to empower Medical Students and Healthcare Professionals with a stable nutrition knowledge foundation so that they feel confident speaking to patients and giving them lifestyle advice.

The Nutrition Implementation Coalition Infographic

This coalition meets quarterly and forms the steering committee for the NNEdPro-ERimNN UK and Ireland Regional Network.

As part of the coalition, they share ideas and expertise. They are independent organisations but with a shared goal to promote a sustainable, ethical and evidence-based nutrition care including when to refer on to a dietitian or nutritionist. This infographic demonstrates how each of the 4 organisations contribute to the coalition.

The NNEdPro ERimNN Alliance

ERimNN is the ‘Education and Research in Medical Nutrition Network’ co-founded by Kathy Martyn and Elaine MacAnaninch in Brighton. ERimNN is a KEY STRATEGIC PARTNER of the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health in Cambridge with cross appointment of ERimNN founders into the Executive of the NNEdPro Global Innovation Panel and reciprocal/equivalent cross appointment of relevant NNEdPro leaders into ERimNN.

Research Conducted by the Nutrition Implementation Coalition

Time for nutrition in medical education

Aim: To synthesise a selection of UK medical students’ and doctors’ views surrounding nutrition in medical education and practice.

The coalition had identified roles within the research:

  • ERImNN led curriculum review and medical student led evaluations
  • Nutritank carried out online surveys to assess opinions of medical students and junior doctors regarding their nutrition training
  • NNEdPro undertook semi – qualitative interviews with junior doctors to assess barrier to nutritional care on wards, and led semi-qualitative online surveys of medical students to assess where further training within nutrition is desired.
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The Coalition’s Organisations Explained

ERimNN is a collaborative network that works on aiding the development of curricula for HCPs and embedding nutrition principles in food production.
Culinary Medicine is a unique combination of nutrition and culinary knowledge to assist doctors to learn the foundations of clinical nutrition as well as how best to motivate their patients to lead healthier lives using food.
Nutritank is the think tank which has now evolved into an innovative information hub of food, nutrition and lifestyle medicine.
NNEdPro is an interdisciplinary think-tank, building upon over a decade of nutrition education, research and innovation.

The Teams

Nutritank

Iain Broadley, Co-Founder of Nutritank

Ally Jaffee, Co-Founder of Nutritank

NNEdPro

Professor Sumantra Ray, Founding Chair and Executive Director of NNEdPro

Dr. Kathy Martyn, Steering Committee Chair (UK and Ireland Regional Network)

Dr. Minha Rajput Ray, Non-Executive Director (Medical)

Elaine Macaninch, Nutrition Implementation Coalition Co-Convenor

Luke Buckner, GIP Deputy Lead of NNEdPro and Team and Nutrition Implementation Coalition Co-Convenor

Culinary Medicine

Elaine Macaninch, CMUK Nutrition lead and Director

Dr. Abhinav Bhansali, Treasurer and Director of Culinary Medicine

Dr Rupy Aujla, Founding Director of Culinary Medicine

ERimNN

Elaine Macaninch, Co-founder of ERimNN

Dr. Kathy Martyn, Co-founder of ERimNN

For further correspondence email info@nnedpro.org.uk