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We are a professional association that brings together people with a common interest in promoting and improving public health nutrition. We work to ensure that in all possible circumstances, adequate nourishing food is available to and affordable by all.

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Our members are spread across countries in all continents of the world. They are committed to advancing public health nutrition and sharing their experience to the world. Find out more about who they are, there are many networking opportunities awaiting.

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Our certification scheme has been developed to establish and assure professional standards in public health nutrition worldwide. Become a Certified Public Health Nutritionist (cPHN), applications are open all year long.

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PHN News

Three postdoctoral fellowships in Nutritional Epidemiology at USP, Brazil

The Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition at the University of Sao Paulo invites applications for three postdoctoral positions. Applicants of any nationality must have a PhD in Nutrition, Public Health, Epidemiology or related areas obtained in the last seven years and strong scientific interest in nutritional epidemiology. The three fellowships are awarded for undertaking research activities as part of the project “Consumption of ultra-processed foods, dietary nutrient profile and obesity in seven countries”. This project, funded by São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and executed by Professor Carlos Monteiro. Deadline for application is June 15, 2016. Read More

Tax on sugary beverages announced in the United Kingdom

Today George Osborne announces a “sugar levy” on soft drinks in two years’ time that would raise more than £500 million which will be applied toward funding school sports.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver called it a “profound move” and Professor Mc Gregor of Action on Sugar  welcomed the move as “excellent”

To learn more about this news click here

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Support Paraguay’s “Law to protect children and adolescents against malnutrition and related diseases”

This Thursday March 19, 2016 Paraguay’ s Senators are voting a bill aimed to protect children’s´ health.  If approved, this law will include strategies such as banning junk foods at schools, restricting food marketing to children, implementing  nutrition food labelling; and a fiscal reform to promote healthy eating.

Civil society groups have started a petition on change.org to

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World Nutrition Cape Town 2016: Final extension for abstracts submission closing now 1 May 2016

We have extended abstract closing date to 1 May 2016. Abstracts can be submitted via the website: http://www.wncapetown2016.com/

Guidelines can be checked in http://www.wncapetown2016.com/abstract-guidelines/

May you have any queries please feel free to Rina Swart at abstract@wncapetown2016.com

We invite to you check details about registration, venue, congress host and more at the conference website: http://www.wncapetown2016.com/Read More

PAHO Nutrient Profile Model is now out

The PAHO Nutrient Profile Model is now available online. It provides detailed criteria of critical nutrients (free sugars, sodium, saturated fat, total fat and trans-fatty acids), as well as caloric and non-caloric sweeteners are defined for PAHO Members States to develop policies and regulations to curb the consumption of energy-dense/nutrient-poor foods and non-alcoholic beverages.Read More

New report: “Carbonating the World”

The WPHNA salutes the new report “Carbonating the World. The marketing and Health Impact of Sugar Drinks in Low- and Middle- income Countries”, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The report explains how the two major global soft-drink producers have shifted to invest and to grow their market among low- and middle-income countries to overcome the declining sales in high-income countries. The report mentions the main strategies used by these corporations and also provides some recommendations to governments, civil society and the catering industry to overcome the massive growth of sugar-sweetened beverages market on emerging countries.Read More