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The Australian Academy of Science has released a decadal plan for “the science of nutrition”

It calls for a national education approach, including an academy of nutrition representing the profession and credentialing bodies to adopt a common code of conduct.

The Academy also includes eight proposals for education and research training;

* competency based education for nutritionists, including genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology

* codes of ethics and fit to practise statements in all nutrition courses

* practitioners to use social media to communicate to the community

* nutrition education in K-tertiary education

* “evidence-based teaching, including societal determinants and the ethics of precision and personalised nutrition, as core competencies in all accredited and professional development”

* career pathways for research, public health, advocacy roles

* competency based training for career pathways

* leadership training in professional development programmes


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