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Nutr Rev. 2009 May;67 Suppl 1:S66-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2009.00162.x.

Building global alliances for public health nutrition training.

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  • 1Public Health, Research, Evaluation and Policy Cluster, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.


The purpose of this paper is to present a review of opportunities and challenges for future progress in building intercountry, regional, and global alliances for public health nutrition training. Drawing on experiences from developing, implementing, and evaluating public health nutrition training in Australasia, Europe, and the Middle East, suggestions are provided for building a network of global training activities. Opportunities are described in areas such as standardization of course competencies and registration schemes, resource sharing, student and trainer exchange programs, and professional development. Challenges are identified and options presented for building global alliances in public health nutrition training into the future.

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