Useful links

Nutrition in Medicine Project (UK)

Provides evidence-based clinical nutrition education for medical students, residents, fellows and other physicians. Online nutrition modules that include both the preventive and therapeutic aspects of medical nutrition care for both pre-clinical and clinical education.


Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (UK)


Is an independent educational innovation and evaluation platform primarily for medical and other healthcare professionals. It aims to highlight the need for nutrition education in medical schools and  to deliver and evaluate innovative nutrition training for medical students, medical doctors and other healthcare professionals


ANZ NNEdPro– Australia and New Zealand Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme Network

The ANZ NNEdPro Network is a collaboration of dietitians, doctors, academics, medical and health care educators, researchers students and professional associations in Australia and New Zealand. The aim of the Network is to strengthen the nutrition education and competence of medical and healthcare professionals in Australia and New Zealand through innovation in research, resource development and delivery.

The ANZ NNEdPro Network is in the early stages of preparing services to Universities to enhance their medical nutrition education. Services include include assistance with curriculum mapping, review of PBL cases and nutrition material that can be embedded into other content areas.  For further information, please contact Dr Lauren Ball  on l.ball@griffith.edu.au.

To find out more- get in touch with the Network Lead Dr Lauren Ball at Griffith University, email: l.ball@mail.nnedpro.org.uk and go to http://www.nnedpro.org.uk/aus-nz-regional-network/4592803426


Final report : A web-based nutrition competency implementation toolkit for entry-level medical courses

Author/s: Caryl Nowson, Kim Rooney, Jennifer Lindley, Jennifer Schafer, Eleanor Beck, Robyn Perlstein, Niikee Schoendorfer, Jessica Woodruff, Sonia Brockington

Lead Institution: Deakin University Published: 2016 Deakin University

Partner Institutions Dietitians Association of Australia, Monash University, The University of Queensland, University of Tasmania


Medical students nutrition interest group (DU)”

 The post graduate Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) at Deakin University has a growing number of burgeoning nutrition enthusiasts! The Deakin University Medical Students Nutrition Interest Group (NutMed) was started in October 2014, after first year students attended a nutrition lecture given by Professor Caryl Nowson. This generated a lot of enthusiasm, with year 1 and 2 students, voicing that they were keen to incorporate more nutrition into their own learning. The group nominated a student representative, who contacted all 272 first and second year students via social media asking them what topics on nutrition they would be keen to explore further. These were collated and staff in the school of Exercise and Nutrition reviewed the suggested topics, and then sourced experts who would be interested in presenting. Dates and times were suggested by the contact medical student representative and the initial session was held in October 2014, the topic being “Weight Loss and Social media” (presented by Dr Tim Crowe, Deakin University). The format was informal, with a loosely scripted question and answer session, light snacks provided and approximately 30 students in attendance. Currently coordinated by Robyn Perlstein (Research Fellow and Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)) from the Deakin School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, and Jess Pulley (Dietitian and second year Deakin medical student. Topics that have been covered in the 4 sessions included paediatric nutrition in the community, Nutrition issues in Type 1 and 2 Diabetes and pregnancy and maternal weight gain. Later this year planning is underway for a session based around clinical nutrition issues commonly seen in the acute setting. Numbers attending have increased to around 40 in the sessions this year, with social media being the easiest way to maintain contact instigated by our enthusiastic champion medical student meaning that the staff time required is minimal.

It is encouraging to see that so many medical students are keen to learn how and what to incorporate into their client consultations and improve their own and their future patient’s nutritional status. It is a terrific way to interact in a relaxed setting with students, enabling them to practically consider the holistic role nutrition has to play in medicine.

For more information contact Caryl Nowson ………..


Page custodian: Faculty of Health
Last updated: