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The Nordic/Baltic Public Health Nutrition Education Network (NEPHN)

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The Nordic network for Education in Public Health Nutrition (NEPHN) was a network consisting of five partners from: University of Eastern Finland Kuopio(Finland), OsloMet (Norway), University College Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Iceland (Iceland), and Uppsala University (Sweden) but has now been expanded to include four more excellent partners from Norway and Latvia.  

The overall aim of NEPHN is to contribute to reducing the burden of diet-related diseases in the Nordic Region through nutrition-related health promotion. To achieve this there is a need for closer cooperation between academic institutions so that Nordic Public Health Nutrition (PHN) education is further developed and highly qualified experts are trained who can contribute to the general public health work in the region and beyond.

Specific aims

  • Strengthen formal institutional links,
  • Facilitate exchange of lecturers, students, innovative educational resources, and teaching methods from bachelor to PhD level,
  • Support and strengthen the consolidation of PHN as an accredited profession throughout the Nordic Region.

NEPHN has received initial funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers’s Nordplus Higher Education programme. The network intends to include other institutions in the Nordic countries, as well as in Greenland and the Arctic and Baltic Regions.

Members of the Nordic network for Education in Public Health Nutrition 2017

NEPHUN meeting in Kuopio

NEPHUN meeting in Kuopio

Topics and documentation from the two NEPHN networking meetings in Reykjavík, Iceland and Kuopio, Finland in 2018

Network meeting Reykjavik, Iceland May 3rd - 4th (Schedule)

Network meeting Kuopio, Finland August 23rd - 24th (Schedule)

Programs from the two meetings

Mapping of excellence and action plans in Public Health Nutrition

To be continued with…..

Podcasts and social media
MOOC - Public Health Nutrition and the Sustainable Development Goals
Common projects in all countries 
Public Health Nutrition at the Nordic Nutrition Conference in Finland 2020