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education and training

Recognizing that nutrition care is a rapidly evolving science, Nestlé is dedicated to advancing clinician knowledge and application of nutrition therapy through the provision of accredited continuing education programs and other clinical resources for a wide range of healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses and dietitians.

Education and Training

Nestlé Nutrition Institute

Since its creation, the Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI) has served as an important global nutrition education resource for healthcare practitioners. NNI is the largest publisher of medical nutrition literature and has produced more than 3000 publications. The extensive NNI website contains significant clinical and scientific information covering a broad range of nutrition topics.

Visit for access to downloadable publications, webinars, and other education resources.

NNI Clinical Nutrition Fellowship for Physicians    

  • Foster knowledge and experience with nutrition in the primary care of the acute and chronically ill patient
  • Train the medical or surgical subspecialty fellow or attending physician who is a U.S. medical graduate currently/previously enrolled in an ACGME-accredited subspecialty fellowship, to become a physician leader in specialized medical nutrition
  • To review program details and eligibility, click here

NNI Advanced RD Course

  • Program designed exclusively for Registered Dietitians
  • Designed to foster advanced knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for enteral nutrition
  • Available only for US and Canadian Registered Dietitians
  • For further information, click here

    ENact™ QI Training Course

    • For Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) interested in developing and implementing an enteral nutrition QI project
    • Brings together a small group of RDNs and a Course Leader for group and individual work sessions
    • Upon completion of the course participants will be prepared to execute a QI project in their institution
    • For further information, click here

Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment
Laura L. Frank, PhD, MPH, RDN, CD

    Part 1: Setting the Stage for Success
    53 minutes CE expires 3/17/2017

    Reviews the current characteristics of malnutrition, explains malnutrition coding, defines the appropriate language for documenting malnutrition, and helps dietitians gain an understanding about the first steps towards initiating a Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment program in their facility. To view, click here.

    Part 2: Creating Your Malnutrition Toolbox
    57 minutes CE expires 4/17/2017

    Describes the role of the dietitian in accurately identifying moderate versus severe malnutrition related muscle mass and subcutaneous fat loss as well as, accurately assessing fluid accumulation as a characteristic of malnutrition. Key assessment tools and resources are identified to help the clinician organize a malnutrition toolbox. To view, click here.

    Part 3: Micronutrient Deficiencies
    57 minutes CE expires 4/28/2017

    Describes the role of nutrition focused physical assessment in identifying signs and symptoms of micronutrient deficiencies using the head to toe approach. In addition, learn how to use laboratory data to help assess clinical correlations and confounders. To view, click here.

Malnutrition in Hospitals Today

Sherri Jones, MS, MBA, RDN, LDN
50 minutes

This program explains today’s healthcare environment and the important role Registered Dietitians play in impacting quality patient outcomes and hospital finances. Key steps to implementing a systematic malnutrition recognition program are discussed along with descriptions of malnutrition interventions including coding for malnutrition.To view, click here .

Recognizing and Defining Adult Malnutrition: An Etiology Based Approach

Ainsley Malone, MS, RD. LD, CNSC
47 minutes - CE No Longer Available

This program introduces the characteristics recommended for the identification and documentation of adult malnutrition and the etiology categories as outlined in the Consensus Statement published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). Contributors to adult malnutrition and the negative effects on clinical outcomes are described along with the rationale for the development of new adult malnutrition definitions. To view, click here .

Pediatric Malnutrition: Tools for Change

Jodi Wolff, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
55 minutes - CE Expires 6/16/2017

This presentation reviews and discusses the components of the new pediatric malnutrition definition and describes how to put it into practice.
Contact your Nestlé Sales Representative to view this program.


  • Proprietary web-based Continuing Education (CE) tracking tool
  • Allows healthcare professionals to obtain a CE certificate of attendance online immediately following participation in an approved NNI program.
  • Provides ongoing record of individual CE activity to track annual activity and compliance with professional standards.
  • For further information, click here.

CPE Accredited Provider

Nestlé Health Science is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider with CDR, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Accredited provider number NE008. 

Nestlé Health Science is a Continuing Education Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing; Provider Number 11366.