The linkage of the food, nutrition and environmental sciences, to address questions of sustainability and food security.

Nutrition and Climate Change

Chair: Professor Benjamin Caballero IUNS Council thanked Cristina Tirado for her hard work on the Task Force during 2013-7 including the organisation of symposia and special lectures to raise awareness of climate change issues and to promote integration of nutrition into international and national policies on climate change. Benjamin Caballero has been appointed to take […]

Committee on Capacity Development in Nutrition

Chair: Professor Alfredo Martinez IUNS Representatives: Professor Hyun Sook Kim & Professor Francis Zotor The Capacity Development Task Force was chaired for four years (2013 -2017) by the then IUNS President, Professor Anna Lartey. During that period the Task Force awarded three Re-Integrations grants to members of Adhering Bodies who completed their doctoral studies in a […]

Redefining Diet Quality

To define a process for developing internationally useful, adaptable Dietary Quality (DQ) Indicators. These indicators must be useful for action. To use food balance or other information to evaluate DQ based on an appropriate range of intake of specific foods. To identify ways in which DQ could be improved in various environments, including agricultural and […]


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.