Welcome to the Early Nutrition Specialist (ENS) programme!

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To enrol in the programme, please enter your personal access code here / Pour vous inscrire au programme, veuillez s’il vous plait entrer votre code d’accès personnel ici et cliquez sur »Enrol now« / Para inscribirse en el programa, por favor introduzca aquí su código de acceso personal y haga clic en Enrol now:

You find the access code as an 11 digit number on the personal voucher and invitation to the programme. You have not received a voucher and are interested in joining the ENS programme? Please contact us!

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If you are invited by the Nestlé Nutrition Institute, please click here.

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About the Early Nutrition Specialist (ENS)

The ENS programme is a CME accredited e-learning initiative offered by Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich in collaboration with the Early Nutrition Academy. ENS offers CME-accredited specialized, personalized education in the area of early nutrition and lifestyle. In collaboration with international experts in the field, we provide the latest scientific evidence and international recommendations for the busy health care professional to easily incorporate in their day-to-day patient evaluation and counselling.

The ENS programme goes far beyond developing standard skills and competencies for nutritional and lifestyle counselling: it will bring to the health care professional latest research findings directly transferrable into clinical decision making by consolidating the most current evidence base deriving from our leading position in early nutrition and lifestyle research coordination. In joint development with the LMU eUniversity and experts in learning sciences, we capitalise on most effective and efficient didactical and pedagogical concepts in e-learning.

The programme is alternating core and focus courses. Core Courses deliver fundamental latest scientific evidence-based knowledge on nutrition in early life spans, comprising 3 topics each with a learning time of 2 x 45 min + 15 minutes (per month). Focus Courses in between Core Courses provide expert knowledge in specialised areas, each with a learning time of 45 min + 15 minutes.

All courses are further broken down into 10-15 minute learning bundles to maximise time flexibility. Additional further reading and references ensure that in depth interests can be met on demand. Self-comprised key essentials and info-graphics of all courses are just two examples of added-value and sustainable e-learning experience.

About the LMU Munich and the Hospital of the LMU Munich, Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital

The Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU) is one of Europe's premier academic and research institutions, with a tradition of more than 500 years that today attracts inspired scholars and talented students from all over the world. LMU is ranked as the top university in Germany and no. 30 worldwide (Times Higher Education ranking 2016-17), employs 746 professors and provides higher education to over 50,000 students. LMU has a classical academic profile ranging from the humanities and cultural sciences, law, economics, and social sciences to medicine and natural sciences. LMU is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), Venice International University (VIU), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Bavarian International Academic Centers.

With 46 specialist departments and institutes and around 10,000 employees, the hospital of the Ludiwg-Maximilians-University Munich is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. The paediatric clinic and paediatric polyclinic in the Dr. von Hauner's Children's Hospital in the heart of Munich is one of the oldest paediatric clinics in Europe and has been guided by the motto "Help - Research - Heal" since 1846. It is one of the leading tertiary medical pediatric centers in the German-speaking countries and offers comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents in all areas of pediatric and adolescent medicine. Our teams of nursing, medical doctors, therapists and diagnostic staff strive to meet the special needs of our patients in a patient- and family-oriented environment. As a university hospital, it is our aim to expand medical knowledge and actively shape training and further education. In the field of paediatric research, the hospital occupies a top position among all paediatric institutions in the German-speaking world, measured by third-party funded research and publication performance.

Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital,
Department for Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine

The group of Prof. Berthold Koletzko is one of the leading, strongest and most productive groups in the critically important area of paediatric nutrition research in Europe, and also among the top groups in this field globally. Their work in the field of pre- and postnatal metabolism, early nutrition and metabolomics has been ground-breaking and contributed to changing standards and guidelines and the practice of nutrition, as was their work first demonstrating in a large study that breastfeeding protects against later obesity. The group has outstanding track records in research on developmental programming of later health, human nutrition intervention trials, and digital distance learning. A core competence is the management of national and large-scale international research and translated projects such as the EarlyNutrition and Early Nutrition eAcademy (ENeA) projects, as well as the Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education funded projects, such as ENeA SEA in South East Asia and ImpENSA in South Africa, under the team leadership of Dr. Shweta Feher.


About Early Nutrition Academy (ENA)

The Early Nutrition Academy (ENA) was established along with the Early Nutrition Programming Project (EARNEST) in 2008 to

  • foster nutrition research and its standards, in particular as it relates to nutrition in women of childbearing age, infants and children, including basic science, epidemiology and applied nutrition, as well as standards of nutrition practice
  • foster nutrition education
  • provide training in research skills
  • communicate research findings
  • foster implementation and dissemination of knowledge
  • help shape EU policy
  • help transfer knowledge and technology to commercial users

To reach these goals the academy offers trainings and post-graduate courses held by cooperation partners in various institutions across Europe.

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München


Scientific Director: Dr. Shweta Feher
ENS Secretariat: Erin Baudendistel-Happ, M.A.

Phone: +49 89 4400-57896
E-Mail: ens@med.lmu.de

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