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We are a professional association that brings together people with a common interest in promoting and improving public health nutrition. We work to ensure that in all possible circumstances, adequate nourishing food is available to and affordable by all.

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Our members are spread across countries in all continents of the world. They are committed to advancing public health nutrition and sharing their experience to the world. Find out more about who they are, there are many networking opportunities awaiting.

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Public Health Nutrition Events

List of upcoming events of relevance for public health nutrition. Events announced are organised by third parties and include conferences, congresses, seminars and other meetings, as well as training courses and workshops. If you would like to share information about an event you are organising, please contact us.

To see events organized by WPHNA, check Our Conferences.
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The Association organises international conferences every two years, beginning in 2012. This call is for hosting the WPHNA’s World Nutrition 2016 conference, to be held in the second half of 2016. Hosting the conference will raise the profile your institution and we are sure it will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. The deadline for bids is 31st January 2015, and the selected host will be announced on 28th February 2015. Bids should be sent electronically to secretariat@wphna.org, following the guidelines described in this call.Read More


WPHNA is not in any way involved in the III World Congress of Public Health Nutrition.

It has come to my attention that there is ongoing confusion about the conferences organized by WPHNA and others of a similar name. The IIIrd World Congress of Public Health Nutrition, which will happen in Granada, Spain, in November 2014, is being organized by the Sociedad Española de Nutrición Comunitaria. At no stage during the planning and organization of this meeting has WPHNA been involved. We are not financial or scientific supporters of that event. The only meetings we have been responsible for are our recent Oxford Meeting, and our previous World Nutrition Rio 2012 congress, both run with funds from registration fees, public sources and non-conflicted private sector support (excluding therefore the food industry).

This division and confusion are regrettable. But we are open for dialogue.Read More


Our election process has come to an end, and we are happy to inform that Margaret Miller was elected the new Professional Affairs Secretary of WPHNA! This is effective immediately.

We received many comments from voting members, indicating that both candidates were highly qualified for the position and should be engaged, irrespective of who is elected. We have therefore invited Rubina Hakeem to be part of the Professional Affairs portfolio and take an active role to support the development of the public health nutrition workforce worldwide. Both Margaret and Rubina will be an asset to the Association, and we are happy to have them on board!Read More

Job vacancy: Coordinator for the Program on Right to Adequate Food Accountability, FIAN International

FIAN International is looking for a new Coordinator for its Program on Right to Adequate Food Accountability. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2014. Candidates from the Global South are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate has a master’s degree in Human Rights, Political Science, Food and Nutrition, Social Studies, Law or related field-or equivalent experience, at least 10 years of work experience and fluency in English, as well as French or Spanish. Read More

Draft UNICEF Chapter on NCDs – Open for Public Consultation

A new chapter on healthy living and NCDs titled “Healthy Living and the Prevention, Control and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Children and Adolescents” is now available for public comment. The chapter will be submitted for possible inclusion in UNICEF’s iconic handbook, Facts for Life. Your thoughts and comments are critical to ensuring the chapter is relevant, accurate and practical. All of the received feedback will be provided directly to the chapter’s authors for consideration. Read More