The ENAF course: Education for Effective Nutrition in Fracophone Africa

ENAF is a course for professional development in nutrition education. It has been translated and adapted from the ENACT (Education for Effective Nutrition in Action) course, and capitalizes on the achievements of this project. The ENAF course introduces participants to the principles and practice of effective nutrition education.

The course was piloted in six countries, and the online version is now offered as a distance education course by the University of Senghor in Egypt.

What is the ENAF course?

Like ENACT, but in Francophone Africa, ENAF course uses a practical, hands-on approach to nutrition education that has students practicing what they have learned, reflecting on problems and case studies, and discussing what works and why.

It consists of ten units, plus one optional unit (5A Theory) that cover the basic principles and practice of nutrition education, and includes activities designed to explore aspects of real life, discover principles in action and apply what is learned.

Who is ENAF for?

Institutions training nutrition or health undergraduate/graduate students to become professionals who will carry out nutrition education in the African context.

What are the formats available?

ENAF is available in two formats

  • Face-to-face: a mix of sessions with tutors and independent work, with coursework available as a set of Adobe pdf documents.
  • Online: intended for distance learning with online tutorial support. Developed using Moodle, a leading open-source virtual learning platform.


For institutions interested in implementing the course, please contact the ENAF team