In this short course you will explore the key features of an NNIS and how it can support nutrition programming. You will explore considerations for ensuring an NNIS is effective and useful. You will also learn about the types of data an NNIS can include and explore the attributes and processes that form the data value chain within an NNIS.

Learning objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:


  • Describe the purpose and key features of an NNIS
  • Consider good practices for ensuring an NNIS is effective 
  • Explain what nutrition data should be included in an NNIS 
  • Describe the nutrition data value chain 


This is an intermediate-level course aimed at anyone who is interested in furthering their skills and knowledge in nutrition information systems, and who needs to coordinate and collaborate with partners and stakeholders on this topic.


You can complete the modules at your own pace. It should take you about 2.5-3 hours to complete the full four-module course. 


This course is composed of short self-paced animated modules, including various examples and activities. 


The course is divided into four self-paced modules:

  • Module 1 – An introduction to NNIS
  • Module 2 – Ensuring an NNIS is effective
  • Module 3 – NNIS data
  • Module 4 – The NNIS data value chain

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