Dietary Fat Quality

Considerable controversy and confusion persists on what advice on dietary fat intake should be provided. This topic can have an important public health impact. The aims of this Task Force are: to systematically compile and review the existing evidence of health effects of dietary fat and fat quality, starting with a compilation and review of existing […]


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

Benefit-Risk and Cost Effectiveness of Micronutrient Interventions

This Task Force was previously named ‘Risk and Benefits of Iron’, and is now changed to ‘Benefit-risk and cost effectiveness of micronutrient interventions’ to expand upon the work already done in the Task Force. They developed a model to quantify potential outcomes associated with an iron supplementation programme which along with economic analysis can potentially […]

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 […]

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.