Within the activities of ECNAD project, a virtual Focus Group Discussion (FGD) regarding nutrition science integration in the curricula of health-related specializations was held in 26th of January 2021. Twenty-six academics as head of departments and faculty deans from 9 academic local institutes participated in the FGD
Dr. Ihab Naser, the ECNAD Project Director, provided a brief introduction about the ECNAD project, Dr. Marwan Jalambo from the Palestine Technical College presented the results of student survey regarding integration of the Nutrition Science in the curricula of health-related specializations.
Dr. Ahmed Najim, the ECNAD team member from Al-Azhar University-Gaza was the facilitator of the FGD
The majority of the audience acknowledged the importance of the integration of nutrition science in the curricula of health-related specializations and some academics from different universities highlighted the importance of the inclusion especially if it was oriented to serve the major specialization.
Other academic staff member recommended to add nutrition science an elective course in the curricula. Dr. Naser thanked the participants for the constructive and fruitful discussion and indicated that outcomes of the FDG will be translated on the ground