International Nutrition Pilot Project

The Academy's position on nutrition security in developing nations is "that all people should have consistent access to an appropriately nutritious diet of food and water, coupled with a sanitary environment, adequate health services, and care that ensure a healthy and active life for all household members." As nutrition experts, registered dietitian nutritionists can help combat malnutrition and provide valuable nutrition education worldwide. However, often when health professionals perform humanitarian assistance work in foreign countries, appropriate educational materials can be difficult to obtain.

The Global Food and Nutrition Resource Hub, developed through an educational grant from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, aims to be the practitioner’s go-to site for open-access to relevant and effective international nutrition education materials. Currently, you will find materials here focused on Central America, including:

  • Background information on key nutrition-related topics in Central America, including how to explain health and nutrition concepts to this population
  • Educational illustrations to help teach these key nutrition-related topics in Central America
  • A collection of food illustrations and nutrient comparison charts unique to the local food supply of Central America

Illustrations are available in color and black and white outline versions for ease of printing. Suggested use is printing the desired illustrations and laminating them prior to international travel as computer and printer availability is often unreliable at the destination.

The Global Food and Nutrition Resource Hub was supported by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation's Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management.