Nutrition in a Changing Global Environment
19.11.2010 г.

MASHAV announces the opening of a training and capacity building course entitled “Nutrition in a Changing Global Environment” for participants from developing countries. The course will be held in Israel from February 21 – March 17, 2011.

The course is designed for public health practitioners, nutritionists, dietitians, health educationists, and academicians in relevant fields with at least 3 years of relevant work experience and good knowledge of English.

Scholarships are available from MASHAV to cover the fee for study. The scholarship covers tuition, board, lodging and travel in Israel required for the purposes of the program of studies. This fee does not include travel costs to and from the home countries or incidental expenses.

The program's objectives are:

  • To provide an overview of the nutritional needs of different populations. 
  • To understand current nutritional guidelines established to provide optimal dietary intake for all age groups.
  • To critically examine how nutritional recommendations are made and to evaluate epidemiological and clinical evidence.
  • To understand the lifespan approach to nutrition.
  • To discuss emerging trends in modern nutritional sciences.
  • To develop new tools for implementing nutritional recommendations.

The program's topics of study will include:

  • Nutrition throughout the life-cycle: infants, children, adolescents, mothers, adults and the elderly  
  • Understanding evidence-based nutrition 
  • The obesity epidemic
  • Malnutrition
  • Fetal Programming
  • Functional Foods
  • Nutragenomics- how nutrients interact with genes
  • Supplementation and fortification
  • Nutrition in chronic disease
  • Nutrition transition

On completion of the course and fulfillment of its requirements, participants will receive certificates.

For more information and application forms contact:

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