NUTRITION AND DIETETICS EDUCATIONInnovative Partnerships Education That Bridges Cultures to Develop Globally Fluent Dietitians and NutritionistsCummings, Joanna MS, RD, CNSC; Bergquist, Erin MPH, RD, CNSC, LD; Boateng, Laurene PhD, RD; Phoxay, Chandavone MD, PhD; Stadler, Diane PhD, RD, LDAuthor Information Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition and OHSU Global-SE Asia Initiative, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland (Ms Cummings and Dr Stadler); Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames (Ms Bergquist); Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana (Dr Boateng); and National Institute of Nutrition, Lao Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic (Dr Phoxay). Correspondence: Joanna Cummings, MS, RD, CNSC, Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition and OHSU Global-SE Asia Initiative, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97239 ([email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: January/March 2021 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 67-80 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000233 Buy Metrics Abstract Nearly every country in the world faces a dual burden of nutrition-related diseases. Increased prevalence of these conditions is especially concerning in least developed countries. Training local health care professionals to administer medical nutrition therapy and apply behavior change counseling in hospital and community settings will reduce nutrition-related disease burden. We describe strategies used by Iowa State University and Oregon Health & Science University and their partners in Ghana, Africa, and Lao People's Democratic Republic, Southeast Asia, to build professional capacity in clinical and community nutrition interventions and provide US-based dietetic interns and graduate students experience in the international nutrition sector. © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.