Getting Food Decisions Right

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


Dietary Sweetness and Weight

The USDA team will  map the evidence to characterize the science related to the association between dietary sweetness and body weight-related outcomes.

Peanut Allergen

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

Caffeine Intake

With novel energy drinks, caffeinated waters, and greater array of cold brew and specialty coffees, an updated understanding of caffeine consumption is warranted.

PFAS and Food Packaging

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

Red Blood Cell Fatty Acids

Do red blood cell fatty acids predict all-cause mortality better than standard risk factors.


Sodium Replacers

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

Caffeine Safety

Caffeine is the most frequently consumed stimulant in the world.

Personalized Nutrition

Personalized nutrition (PN) approaches can help to change behaviors and positively influence health.

Idea Portal

The Idea Portal is one of IAFNS’ collaborative approaches for identifying emerging science projects that catalyze science for the benefit of public health.

Low Moisture Foods and Survival of Pathogens

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

Digestive Health

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