Regional Key Aims and Main Objectives:
Creating a collaborative and training platform for professionals and students to work together to implement solutions
Development of nutrition education programs for key professionals
Connecting human and agricultural nutrition to achieve a positive impact on food systems
Examining the relationships between food science, healthcare, production, food supply chain and consumer environment
Collecting new data and evidence and translating them through implementation partners
Studying the contexts of hospitality, nutrition, home-cookng, outdoor dining and gastro-diplomacy

Promoting and delivering culinary nutrition education in clinical/non-clinical settings for different stakeholders/audiences
Sharing the culinary knowledge and evidence with health/interdisciplinary experts
Using a kitchen environment for learning and teaching interactions aligned with academic standards
Seeing hospitality as an important platform of food diplomacy and translation of knowledge about nutrition


Focus Areas:
Hospitality, Scientific Gastronomy, Culinary Nutrition, Selected Sustainable Goals and Food Diplomacy

Target Groups: Who our Key Stakeholders are
Chefs, Hospitality Professionals and Facilities, Healthcare Experts, Diplomats, Students, Educators, Agriculturists and Organizations

Examples of activities, projects and initiatives we currently work on:
Provoding consulting services on sustainable concepts in gastronomy and food education
Creating a cooperation concept to expand the existing culinary and food diplomacy landscape
Building on existing efforts to contribute to innovation of the hospitality/health ecosystem
Development of a foundation structure for collecting new evidence and performing gap research
Distribution of knowledge through key Events
Development and of a platform for communication, collaboration and knowledge exchange
Creation of culinary sessions, courses and programs
Launch of  a Global Advisory Program (preliminary planned for November 2020)
Working on an accredited certification program in line with academic standards
Cooperation on an International Knowledge Application Network for Implementation of Knowledge
Working on a Knowledge-To-Action
Framework integrating nutrition education and culinary knowledge in a public-private collaboration

Discover the potential ways and opportunities to collaborate with us:
 Share and idea or whatever you might find helpful and get a free consulting/mentoring session
Organize/co-organize an event
Develop/co-develop a learning program, study major or course focused on food/nutrition education

Distribute/share a knowledge through participation at key events, conferences and summits

Help to advocate important topics and hack challenges
Apply for a study or training programs provided by us and our partners
Network with key experts and global networks
Become an implementation partner for the Global Knowledge Application Network 
Become a member of the Swiss Regional Network, join a dialogue and explore further opportunities and benefits
Introduce your project and get connected with a project development team and/or panel of advisors


 

AWARENESS - RESEARCH - EDUCATION AND TRAINING - KNOWLEDGE IMPLEMENTATION
 

Hospitality

Education

International
Relations

Tourism

Agriculture

PROJECT MILESTONES

2019-2020:    CREATING A NETWORK STRUCTURE AND MOBILIZING OF INTERESTED PARTIES
2020:               NETWORK SOFT LAUNCH (FEBRUARY 2020) 
2021:                FORMATION OF A REGIONAL STRATEGY / IDENTIFYING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
                          TAKING ACTIONS AND SUPPORTING THE UN FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT 2021 (APRIL-JULY 2021)
                          LAUNCH OF THE SWISS CULINARY NUTRITION HUB (APRIL 2021) 
                          IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FIRST ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS (TO BE LAUNCHED GRADUALLY)
                          IKANN 2025 KNOWLEDGE NETWORK: REGIONAL ENGAGEMENT / PILOT ACTIVITIES (MAY-OCTOBER 2021)
2022:               IMPLEMENTATION OF FIRST PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES / 1ST ANNUAL EVENT ON CULINARY NUTRITION
2023-2025:    IMPLEMENTATION OF NEXT PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS 
2025-2030:   SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE REGIONAL STRATEGY AND UPDATES

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