The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences is a non-profit organization that catalyzes science for the benefit of public health.  

We bring together scientists from government, academia, and industry to drive, fund, and lead actionable food safety and nutrition research in support of public health.

Our collaborative and inclusive tripartite structure empowers members to bring forward diverse perspectives.



Sodium Reduction Science and Strategies Database

New searchable database compiles evidence-based strategies for sodium reduction organized by specific food categories.

Reducing Heavy Metals

In a collaboration with JIFSAN, IAFNS developed an interactive, web-based Metal Dietary Exposure Screening Tool.

Alternatives To Animal Testing

IAFNS supports the replacement, reduction, and refinement of the use of test animals – through our scientific programming in food and nutritional sciences.

Medical Care and Malnourishment: Moving Toward Nutrition as a Human Right

How can we better identify, detect, prevent and treat malnourishment in hospital settings.

Beverage Caffeine Intake

With novel energy drinks, caffeinated waters, and a greater array of specialty coffees, an updated survey of beverage caffeine is warranted.

Getting Food Decisions Right

Aims to clarify how safety and nutrition is evaluated particularly when there is potential for unintended consequences.

By bringing together scientists from the public sector and the private sector – at all levels of the organization – we deliver science with impact. Together we can enable solutions that lead to positive change across the entire food and beverage ecosystem. Join us!

IAFNS is a 501(c)(3) organization that catalyzes the creation of scientific knowledge. We receive the majority of our funding from companies in different industries. And, we rely upon financial and in-kind support from the public and private sector to fulfill our mission. 

Learn how IAFNS embeds Scientific Integrity into every step of our research process.