|Nutrition education for the public. Discussion papers of the FAO Expert Consultation (Rome, Italy, 18-22 September 1995) - FAO Food and Nutrition Paper 62 - (1997)|
|Training needs for nutrition education: Guidelines for in-service training of nutrition educators|
Thorough and thoughtful planning for training of nutrition educators improves the likelihood that desirable outcomes will result. In the best of all worlds there would be time, money, facilities, willing and capable volunteers, good channels of transportation and communication, co-operative government, and well-established organisational structures in which the trainer could operate. In the real world, this is often not the case and many barriers exist that cannot be overcome even by the most careful planning. Nevertheless, careful planning, coupled with the flexibility to modify plans to overcome barriers, is likely to achieve more than unplanned efforts.
Tailor context to learners experiences
The content of training sessions should be partially determined by the experience of the selected nutrition educators. While subject matter must be provided to prepare credible educators, educators must also be prepared to communicate their messages effectively.