The first 1000 days matter!
16 Nov 2022

Estelle Venter and Maria van der Merwe represent ImpENSA at the ADSA Gauteng South Roadshow.

Food System Stories
June 2022

Jeannine Baumgartner (Lecturer in the Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, King’s College London & Extraordinary Associate Professor at CEN of NWU) & Estelle Strydom (SA  ImpENSA Project Manager & PhD student at CEN of NWU) shared their story of the development of the ImpENSA Training Programme for South African healthcare professionals.

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Launch of the ImpENSA Training Programme
April 2022

The ImpENSA consortium gathered to welcome guests to the launch of the ImpENSA Training Programme at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University. The launch was the culmination of three years of collaboration and hard work by the partners from eight organisations in South Africa and Europe.

Erasmus+ CBHE Virtual Fair
October 2021

Prof Havemann-Nel from North-West University and Kerry Sexton from Stellenbosch University /University of Cape Town showcased the ImpENSA project at the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education Virtual Fair.

ImpENSA at the International Congress for Dietetics 2021
September 2021

ImpENSA hosted a symposium “Capacity building through innovative training to improve early life nutrition and health in South Africa: The ImpENSA Project” at ICD 2021 on 2 September.

Watch the presentations on our YouTube channel.

International Union of Nutritional Sciences Newsletter
June 2021

In the latest issue, Dr Shweta Vandana Feher and Prof Ali Dhansay from ImpENSA discuss how the multicentre capacity building project aims to improve micronutrient nutrition in South Africa.

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The Leader, African Nutrition Leadership Programme Newsletter
June 2021

COVID-19 has impacted the ImpENSA project too. Estelle Strydom and Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen highlight how the project has adapted during these challenging times.

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North-West University Centre of Excellence for Nutrition, virtual Research Forum.
October 2020

Dr Wendy Lawrence from the University of Southampton introducing the “Healthy Conversation Skills” module of the ImpENSA Training Programme which was showcased at the Forum. The module will focus on skills development to facilitate behaviour change during the first thousand days of life.

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10th Child Health Priorities Conference, North-West University
November 2019

Prof Havemann-Nel from North-West University presenting on the training needs and challenges of South African healthcare professionals supporting early life nutrition.

Grow Great Seminar, Johannesburg
October 2019

Mrs Estelle Strydom  from North-West University represents ImpENSA with a poster presentation.

North-West University News
August 2019

Feature on the ImpENSA collaboration and capacity building project.