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.



Caffeine Safety

Caffeine is the most frequently consumed stimulant in the world.

Low Moisture Foods and Survival of Pathogens

Food safety is an issue that concerns consumers, regulators, businesses and scientists.

Sodium Replacers

Reduce sodium intake to better align with federal recommendations and improve public health.

Digestive Health

Digestive health is second only to general wellbeing among consumers’ top health concerns.

Peanut Allergen

Food allergies affect a significant number of children and adults in the U.S. and Canada.

PFAS and Food Packaging

Tackling gaps in understanding the risks posed by PFAS in food and packaging.

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.