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NNEdPro is an award-winning interdisciplinary think-tank, building upon over a decade of nutrition education, research and innovation. We are anchored in Cambridge (UK) and convene central as well as regional networks across six continents as part of the International Knowledge Application Network in Nutrition-2025. We develop adaptable and scalable educational models for nutrition capacity building in health systems. We also conduct a range of training courses as well as primary research studies and syntheses to fill key evidence gaps.

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NNEdPro is an award-winning interdisciplinary think-tank, building upon over a decade of nutrition education, research and innovation. We are anchored in Cambridge (UK) and convene central as well as regional networks across six continents as part of the International Knowledge Application Network in Nutrition-2025. We develop adaptable and scalable educational models for nutrition capacity building in health systems. We also conduct a range of training courses as well as primary research studies and syntheses to fill key evidence gaps.

    Dietitians & Medical Education #2: Dr Duane Mellor

    Dietitians & Medical Education #2: Dr Duane Mellor

    In this second episode of our series on dietitians in medical nutrition education, Elaine Macaninch RD spoke with Dr Duane Mellor RD. Dr Mellor is a UK Registered Dietitian and a Senior Teaching Fellow at Aston Medical School. He has published over 60 papers in the fields of dietetics, nutrition and food science. Having spent the first decade of his career working in diabetes care as a dietitian he moved into research where he investigated the effects of dark chocolate on cardiovascular risk in people with type 2 diabetes. Recently he has moved into medical education at Aston Medical School, but still is active in diabetes care as part of the Diabetes UK Nutrition Working Group and British Dietetic Association Diabetes Special Interest Group committee. The conversation includes:
    - Teaching medical students about nutrition
    - Dietitians teaching more than just nutrition
    - The importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching
    - 'Communication' as a key tool of the dietetic workforce

    We hope to highlight and endorse the work being done by so many dietitians and try to understand how their training and experience can influence other disciplines and professionals.

    Social media links:
    - @NNEdPro (Twitter, Faceboook, LinkedIn)
    - Elaine Macaninch RD @ macaninch (Twitter)
    - Dr Duane Mellor @DrDuaneRD (Twitter)
    - James Bradfield RD @braddybradfield (Twitter)

    Produced by James Bradfield
    Music: www.purple-planet.com

    • 59 min
    Dietitians & Medical Education #1: Dr Alyce Wilson

    Dietitians & Medical Education #1: Dr Alyce Wilson

    This is the first episode in a new series that we are running on dietitians in medical nutrition education and other, non-traditional occupations. We hope to highlight and endorse the work being done by so many dietitians and try to understand how their training and experience can influence other disciplines and professionals.

    In this first episode, James spoke with Dr Alyce Wilson. Dr Wilson is a qualified dietitian and nutritionist who subsequently trained in medicine and now practices in Public Health Medicine. The conversation includes:
    - Dietetic training
    - How that helped and influenced Dr Wilson's training and career to date
    - The social determinants of health
    - Holistic care
    - Advocating for greater nutrition education in medicine

    Social media links:
    - @NNEdPro (Twitter, Faceboook, LinkedIn)
    - James @braddybradfield (Twitter)
    - Dr Alyce Wilson @AlyceNWilson (Twitter)

    Produced by James Bradfield
    Music: www.purple-planet.com

    • 52 min
    Episode 7 with Maldon District Council

    Episode 7 with Maldon District Council

    In this episode, James had the opportunity to sit with members from Maldon District Council and some of the people who work with it's partner organisations. In it, they discussed the challenge for public health bodies in the face of COVID-19, the programmes they have implemented and how people can help in their local areas. They also discussed:
    - Voluntary Sector Infrastructure
    - Emergency food parcels
    - Public health interventions: Stay at Home, Grow Your Own
    - Effective communication

    Healthy Eating in COVID-19: https://www.nnedpro.org.uk/post/combatting-covid-19

    Produced by James Bradfield
    Music: www.purple-planet.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 6 with Alan Flanagan

    Episode 6 with Alan Flanagan

    This week, James spoke with Alan Flanagan, a PhD researcher at the University of Surrey and the founder of Alinea Nutrition. Though many of the recent podcasts having centred around the ongoing coronavirus crisis, this conversation is an in-depth look at nutrition research under a number of headings. They discuss topics such as:
    - Research from epidemiology to RCTs
    - The nature of evidence
    - The hierarchy of evidence
    - Confounders vs. mediators

    Social media links:
    - @NNEdPro (Twitter, Faceboook, LinkedIn)
    - Alan @thenutritional_advocate (Instagram)
    - James @braddybradfield (Twitter)

    Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Webinar: https://www.nnedpro.org.uk/events/cardiovascular-disease-prevention-an-appraisal-of-what-the-nutrition-science-tells-us-and-implications-for-practice

    Produced by James Bradfield
    Music: www.purple-planet.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 5 with Prof Shumone Ray

    Episode 5 with Prof Shumone Ray

    This weeks episode is a conversation between James and Professor Shumone Ray, the Founding Chair and Executive Director of the NNEdPro Global Centre. Building on the last episode with Dr Ronita Bardhan, they discussed:
    - Food systems
    - Complexities of the food environment
    - The TIGR2ESS Programme

    UN Standing Committee on Nutrition: https://www.unscn.org/en/news-events/recent-news?idnews=2039

    TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies; Flagship Programme 6: https://tigr2ess.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/fps/FP6

    TIGR2ESS Blog: https://tigr2ess.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/news/covid-19-news

    Blog post by Dr Padmaja from ICRISAT Hyderabad: https://tigr2ess.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/news/covid-19-impacts-women-working-domestic-sector-hyderabad

    Produced by James Bradfield
    Music: www.purple-planet.com

    • 35 min
    Episode 4 with Dr Ronita Bardhan

    Episode 4 with Dr Ronita Bardhan

    This week, James spoke with building scientist and urban engineer, Dr Ronita Bardhan. The conversation centred around India's slum rehabilitation housing (SRH) policy and what this means for public health. They further discussed:

    - How India has been affected by COVID-19
    - How social distancing is a privilege and is more difficult SRH
    - Building design and its role in maintaining health
    - Food choices and eating behaviour in SRH

    Free webinar: https://www.nnedpro.org.uk/upcoming-webinars

    Cambridge article: https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/indias-slum-rehabilitation-housing

    Time poverty: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/eastsats/4/1/4_19/_pdf

    The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies: https://www.martincentre.arct.cam.ac.uk/research/behaviour-and-building

    NNEdPro's mobile teaching kitchen (MTK): https://www.nnedpro.org.uk/mtk

    Produced by James Bradfield
    Music: www.purple-planet.com

    • 48 min

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