Table 3

Key recommendations and examples for improvement in nutrition education and capacity building (from literature review)

(A) Nutrition champions—advocates for nutrition educationAdvocacy for increased investment in nutrition
(B) Government and policy—key role in interinstitutional cooperation on nutrition education and capacity buildingAllocation of financial resources for physical infrastructure and facilities
(C) Nutrition education and research—provides evidence base and training of personnel to improve nutrition behaviour and subsequent nutritional statusDesign a rigorous evidence-based medical curriculum
(D) Governance of nutrition—review and measure ongoing progressMonitoring progress of nations using objective and validated indicators such as nutrition professionals density