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About Us

About Us

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

Our Members

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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Certification

Certification

Our certification scheme has been developed to establish and assure professional standards in public health nutrition worldwide. Become a Certified Public Health Nutritionist (cPHN), applications are open all year long.

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PHN News

Elections 2014: Call for candidates – President and Professional Affairs Secretary

This is a call for candidates for two positions on the Association’s Executive Committee (EC), which is its governing body. The two positions are President, after the completion of the term of office of Barrie Margetts, and Professional Affairs Secretary, after the retirement from office of Roger Hughes. Members of the Association are invited to put forward their candidacy for either of these positions. To be eligible, members must be fully paid up on the date of 30 June 2014. The deadline for candidacies is Thursday 1 May, 23.59 GMT.
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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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Brazil fights against marketing to children

On April 4, 2014, Brazil published a new resolution by the National Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents (CONANDA), in which all types of publicity directed towards children are considered abusive. The resolution mentions that directing publicity and any type of market communication to children with the intention of persuading them to the consumption of any product or service is abusive, therefore illegal according to the National Code for Consumer Protection. The resolution entered into force on the date of its publication, and covers all types of media, such as printed materials, television and radio commercials, banners and websites, labels, merchandising, promotions of any kind and activities in sale points and events. Read More

Our new governing document: results from the membership consultation

Earlier this year, we conducted a membership consultation regarding the move of the Association as a registered charity in the UK, and the contents of our new governing document. We have updated our governing document because our original constitution was incorporated in Austria, which was where two of our original governing body resided. This created a very difficult language barrier for the Executive Committee to conduct the Association’s business, and the best option identified was to ensure that all documents and procedures occurred in English. Regarding the move of the Association as a charity in the UK, 95.31% of voting members were in favour. Regarding the new governing document, again 95.31% were in favour and approved the draft. The final version of the document will now be sent to the UK authorities.Read More

New report on aboriginal food security

A new report entitled Aboriginal Food Security in Northern Canada: An Assessment of the State of Knowledge has recently been published by the Council of Canadian Academies, after a request by the Ministry of Health. The report, written by an Expert Panel, indicates that food insecurity among northern Aboriginal peoples requires urgent attention in order to mitigate impacts on health and well-being, and offers policy-makers a starting-point for discussion and problem-solving, as well as evidence and options to researchers and communities engaging in local responses. Read More

Annual Scientific Meeting of the UK Society for Social Medicine (SSM)

Right after the next WPHNA Conference, the UK Society for Social Medicine will hold their Annual Scientific Meeting at Keble College, Oxford, UK. The Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) is designed to facilitate the reporting of new research findings, providing opportunities for younger members to present in a relaxed, friendly environment and also allowing for presentations from established names in epidemiology and health services research. High-quality submitted abstracts on public health, health services research, epidemiology, statistics, sociology, psychology, and health policy will be selected for presentations and posters by peer review. Registration will open in early May.Read More