Workforce Competence Model in Nutrition for Health & Social Care
The Workforce Competence Model in Nutrition provides a framework which benchmarks competences and underpins standards for upskilling the nutrition workforce, to ensure that workers are demonstrably competent and able to practise in accordance with defined standards of proficiency, conduct, ethics and training.  The Model was developed by AfN in consultation with stakeholders in medicine, dietetics, public health, the training and skills sector and the Department of Health, as well as those responsible for determining health and social care needs.  It has the potential to make a significant contribution to reducing nutrition-related health inequalities in disadvantaged areas by describing knowledge and skills essential to delivery of sound nutrition information and  standards for evidence-based nutrition training at levels 3, 4 and 5+ on the PHSCF.

To view details of the Workforce Competence Model in Nutrition, please click on items below:

1   Fundamentals of Human Nutrition  
2   IT Skills & Knowledge  
3   Relating & Communicating to Others
4   Collaborative Working Practices
5   Effective Organisation & Time Management
6   Promoting Behaviour Change
7   Data Collection Techniques
8   Facilitating Group Activities
9   Research Methods
10 Improving Population Health & Wellbeing

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The Association for Nutrition launched the newly developed Workforce Competence Model in Nutrition at the Royal Society on 23rd February 2012.  The AfN Nutrition & Health Inequalities team presented the Model to key stakeholders as the major outcome of the three year Project, ‘Improving Capacity, Confidence and Competence in Nutrition across the Workforce’, funded by the Department of Health.

View details and video of the launch event.

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