Dundee & Angus College Partnership with NNEdPro to Elevate Culinary Skills and Nutrition Education

Dundee & Angus College have launched a new initiative to enhance culinary skills and nutrition education within the local community.

They have partnered with NNEdPro Global Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health to provide Hospitality and Professional Cookery students at Dundee & Angus College with essential hands-on experiences to increase their practical skills and support understanding in nutrition. 

NNEdPro Global Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health is an award-winning think tank that works with partners to advance and implement food and nutrition knowledge for health and society.

The practical workshops developed by the partnership will not only develop an understanding of the vital role nutrition plays in an individual’s health and wellbeing but provide students with the opportunity to gain industry experience.

Following on from a successful workshop trial in November 2023, both Dundee and Angus College and NNEdPro Global Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health have worked together to co-create academic programmes, courses, and training modules. Utilising the combined expertise of both institutions, the programmes will provide students with a well-rounded interdisciplinary approach to nutrition education, preparing them for success in a rapidly evolving industry.

Kichelle Williams-Robinson, Head of Curriculum and Quality at Dundee and Angus College, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for our students and people in the local community to gain an understanding of the culinary arts and inspire positive changes into the world of nutrition through practical experiences. This collaboration represents our commitment to empowering individuals with the knowledge and practical skills they need for success in industry.”

The partnership will further enhance the student experience by providing students with the opportunity to gain access to a range of cutting edge educational materials. Students will have the chance to explore the creation of joint publications in the future to share knowledge and understanding to a wider audience.

Students at Dundee and Angus College have the opportunity to further benefit from a one year membership to the International Academy of Nutrition Educators (IANE) to enhance their professional network and access resources in the field as part of this innovative partnership. 

Prof Sumantra (Shumone) Ray, NNEdPr Global Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, said: “We are thrilled to have this innovative partnership with Dundee and Angus College.  Together we will enhance nutrition education and culinary skills in a collaborative approach that will bring unique opportunities, access to evidence informed educational materials, and the development of joint academic programmes.”