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.
The Coalition’s Organisations Explained
Iain Broadley, Co-Founder of Nutritank
Ally Jaffee, Co-Founder of Nutritank
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
Elaine Macaninch, CMUK Nutrition lead and Director
Dr. Abhinav Bhansali, Treasurer and Director of Culinary Medicine
Dr Rupy Aujla, Founding Director of Culinary Medicine
Elaine Macaninch, Co-founder of ERimNN
Dr. Kathy Martyn, Co-founder of ERimNN