Workshop: Statistics for Nutrition Research

“Statistics for Nutrition Research” is a workshop designed for all who have completed Research Methods modules as part of their first degree (BSc). It is a refresher workshop covering basic statistical concepts and some advanced techniques (ANOVA model selection). Delegates are required to bring laptops with an installed version of SPSS.

Participants must download and fill this form.

Fee: 10 USD. Payable on the day or during the conference at the Nutrition Society (UK) stand.

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Tom Ndanu, Head of Treasury, African Nutrition Society, Research Fellow at the University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Date: 14 October 2016

Timeslot: 10:00 – 14:00

Programme: Will be available shortly

Pre-requisites: Delegates should bring laptops to take part in the practical sessions.

Certificate of Attendance: AfN endorsement will be applied for soon.

Max class size is 35. Additional t&cs apply as per booking form.


FAO special orientation session: Scaling-up professional training in Nutrition Education for Sustainable Behaviour Change


With the support of the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), FAO started the ENACT Project “Education for Effective Nutrition in Action” in January 2012, which objective was to develop and pilot a university-level course in nutrition education (the ENACT course) with a view to build local capacity of future or current professionals in planning, implementing and evaluating nutrition education for behaviour change.

The ENACT professional training course in nutrition education was then developed in English by FAO together with African partner universities in Botswana, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, who piloted the course. ENACT applies the best practices of professional training in nutrition education and emphasizes diverse foods and diets as a basis for good nutrition, and nutrition education as a process whereby individuals in society are empowered to adopt lifelong health eating habits. The course includes 11 units and can be delivered in an 11-week period. ENACT is a new approach for many: it involves a lot of independent study, emphasis on the local context, highly interactive tutorials and real-life practice, including “outside activities” and a mini-project in nutrition education.

The course has been translated, piloted and adapted by five Francophone African universities in Benin, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Niger, as part of the FAO ENAF project (the francophone version is called the ENAF course). Two professors in each university received on-the-job training on the course approach in addition to being able to deliver the course to future student intakes.

Purpose of this workshop

The objective of the present orientation workshop is to introduce the ENAF course to new tutors who wish to integrate a nutrition education course into their university / training curricula.

In that sense, FAO would be contributing to meet SDG 4, target 4.7 in “ensuring that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles”.

Learning objectives

The participants will:

  • Understand what nutrition education is and why it is needed ;
  • Appreciate the need for a nutrition education training approach based on best practices: direct experience and practice, independent learning, interactive discussions and application to local nutrition needs and activities to build capacities and skills for behaviour change ;
  • Determine how the course could be integrated into the university/training curricula.


Two professors who have piloted the ENAF course in their institutions will be facilitating this workshop that will consist on a course introduction, group activities and plenary discussions. A brainstorming session will help the participants understand the notion of nutrition education, followed by an overview of the ENAF course and approach and trying-out some course activities. The last sessions will be dedicated to discussions about the possibility of adapting, using and integrating the course in their institutions. The course will be limited to 25 participants. The workshop will be provided in French, as participants from Francophone African Universities are especially targeted.

Preliminary agenda

8.15 – 9.00

45 min


9.00 – 9.15

15 min

Welcome remarks

9.15 – 10.00

45 min



75 min


Brainstorming session

11.15 – 11.30

15 min



60 min


Partners sharing the piloting experience on the training approach used



13.30 – 15.30

120 min


15.30 – 16.30

60 min


16.30 -17.00

30 min

Final discussion

Pre-workshop tasks

Before the workshop, participants will be requested to familiarize themselves with the ENAF project by visiting the project website ( and will be sent a Dropbox link from which they can download the ENAF course material. They will be asked to reflect on a few issues relating to their own context, such as their own perceptions of nutrition education, their country’s nutrition issues, nutrition education activities and nutrition education training currently available.


Participants can apply by email (, providing a half-page autobiography, and stating why they are interested in attending this workshop.

Writing a Ph.D. proposal

The Nutrition Society is hosting a workshop under the theme:

Writing a Ph.D. proposal

The workshop will be facilitated by Prof. Basma Ellahi (University of Chester) and Prof. Sean Strain (Ulster University). To apply for this workshop, download and fill the form below before returning it to the Nutrition Society by email (

  • Planned duration: 2-3 hours
  • Class size: Maximum of 35 participants
  • Application requirements: Early career nutritionists or students only
  • Cost: Free

Click here to download the Application form for the Workshop: Writing Ph.D. proposal

Workshop: Networking for Early Career Nutritionists

The Nutrition Society is organizing a workshop under the theme:

Networking for Early Career Nutritionists

The workshop will be facilitated by  Professor Basma Ellahi (University of Chester) and Dr Francis Zotor (African Nutrition Society). To apply for the workshop, download and fill the form below before returning it to the Nutrition Society by email (

  • Planned duration: 3-4 hours
  • Class size: Maximum of 35 participants
  • Application requirements: Early career nutritionists or students only
  • Fee: Free for ANEC VII early career delegates

Application form for the wokshop: Networking for Nutrition Graduates