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INFOODS is the International Network of Food Data Systems. It was established in 1984. It is a worldwide network of food composition experts aiming to improve the quality, availability, reliability and use of food composition data. INFOODS also stands as a forum through which international harmonization and support for food composition activities can be achieved and advocated. INFOODS is organized into several regional data centers with a global coordinator. In this context, INFOODS and FAO provide guidelines, standards, compilation tools, databases, capacity development tools, policy advice, advocacy tools, technical assistance at country level; and they represent a fora to link agriculture, biodiversity, food systems, health and nutrition to achieve better nutrition worldwide.

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Dr Bridget A HolmesFAOFood and Nutrition Division (ESN) Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, ItalyContact website [,use%20of%20food%20composition%20data.]