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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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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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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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Upcoming course – Breastfeeding: advocacy and practice

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and the Infant Feeding Consortium are organizing a course for doctors, midwives and other senior health professionals in South East Asia. The course Breastfeeding: Advocacy and Practice will take place in Penang, Malaysia, from 19 to 31 October 2015. This is a 2-week in-depth training course on breastfeeding and related aspects of young child feeding. It aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed for coordinated action on breastfeeding in the region. Read More

New President elected

The period for nomination for a new president closed at the end of February. After a positive recommendation by three independent scrutineers and approval by the Executive Committee, I am very pleased to announce that the only candidate that put themselves forward, Fabio Gomes, has been duly elected president of the Association. Fabio will take up the role on the 1st of April, 2015, and will serve for one four year term, as laid down in our constitution. Read More

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