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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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I get around: Siri Solberg

In this issue we continue our ‘I get around’ series, where Association members tell stories of where they are, what they are doing, who they have met, and why they believe or hope they are doing valuable work. This month we have Siri Solberg, who recently finished her MSc in Public Health Nutrition at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, and who presented her research at our Oxford Conference in September 2014. She tells us about her experience in combining nutrition and economics.Read More

ELECTIONS 2015 for WPHNA President: Call for candidates

This is a call for candidates for the Association’s Executive Committee (EC), which is its governing body. The position is for President, after the completion of the term of office of Barrie Margetts. Members of the Association are invited to put forward their candidacy for this position. The deadline for candidacies is Friday 27th February 2015, 23.59 GMT. Candidates should download the application form online and submit it to secretariat@wphna.org. The electorate is fully paid-up Association members. Voting will take place from 6th March and will close on 20th March 23.59 GMT. The checking and counting process will be overseen by two independent scrutineers. Announcement of the results of the election will be made before the end of March.Read More

Master course on Nutrition and Human Rights – Oslo

This 10-ECTS elective master level course will take place in Oslo, Norway, from 6 January to 12 February 2015 (6 weeks). The course is run by the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA), in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, both at the University of Oslo (UiO). The course is open to students from different backgrounds, including nutrition, health sciences, environmental studies, development studies, agriculture/food production, law, political science, anthropology, sociology and interdisciplinary master programmes involving any of these subject areas. The course costs 730 Norwegian Kroner (83 Euro). Deadline for application is 20 December 2014.Read More


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