In September this year the Workforce Nutrition Alliance (WNA) will kick off with training for the fourth Workforce Nutrition Masterclass cohort. A collaborative initiative of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) the masterclass is designed to support organisations with the planning, development and implementation of workforce nutrition programmes. The curriculum covers Breastfeeding at Work, Healthy food at Work, Nutrition Education and Nutrition-focused Health Checks, in addition to guiding participants in the practical application of such initiatives. During the Masterclass, participants receive a carefully crafted package of tools and resources to enhance the live virtual training sessions, delivered over 12 weeks.
We caught up with Dr Adeline Pretorius, nutrition lecturer at the Department of Consumer and Food Sciences at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, who joined the Masterclass in an academic capacity and found inspiration for an intervention supporting female farmworkers in South Africa.