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Global Nutrition Committee

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(GNC)

  • In 2011, the GNC published a detailed set of Global Nutrition Guidelines to help veterinary healthcare teams around the world to ensure that dogs and cats receive nutrition, which is tailored to their individual needs. These Guidelines are now available in ten languages, have been endorsed by 31 member associations and have been published in 17 journals.
  • In 2012, the GNC launched a Global Nutrition Toolkit, containing a suite of resources to assist practitioners and nutritionists to educate pet owners that each pet should receive an individual nutritional assessment and recommendation.
  • As of 2016, the Global Nutrition Toolkit contains 19 tools which are available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

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Vision

  • To help the veterinary healthcare team and the public understand the importance of nutrition in companion animal health by providing an expert source of accurate nutritional information and recommendations.

Mission

  • With many companion animals globally receiving poor quality or unbalanced nutrition, the GNC aims to:
    • Enhance awareness among the veterinary healthcare team and the public of nutrition’s vital role in optimal pet health.
    • Advocate for nutrition as a key component in all veterinary and veterinary nurse/technician curricula.
    • Promote the importance of performing a nutritional assessment on every animal at every visit and to make specific nutritional recommendations for each patient an integral component of patient care.
    • Advance the central role of the veterinary healthcare team as the expert source of information for optimal pet nutrition.

Objectives

  • To enhance awareness among the veterinary healthcare team and the public for nutrition’s vital role in optimum pet health.
  • To advocate for nutrition as a key component in all veterinary and veterinary nurse/technician curricula.
  • To promote the importance of performing a nutritional assessment on every animal at every visit, and to make specific nutritional recommendations for each patient as an integral component of patient care.
  • To advance the central role of the veterinary healthcare team as the expert source of information for optimal pet nutrition.

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Members

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