Our mission: to communicate evidence based information on nutrition, health and physical activity to encourage an improved and healthier society in Ireland.
The Nutrition & Health Foundation has a multi-stakeholder approach to addressing the health challenges of our nation, by bringing together industry, government, state agencies, internationally recognised scientists, health professionals and other relevant stakeholders.
The key objectives of the NHF
- To communicate evidence based information to consumers to promote healthier lifestyle choices
- To participate in scientific studies by partnering with funding and research institutions to provide consumer insight on a published basis
- To seek to positively engage with Government and public policy to support and ensure a healthier Ireland via our multi stakeholder membership
- To build on engagement and communication between members and external stakeholders with representation on appropriate bodies/fora
To continue to develop the NHF brand and its mutli-stakeholder membership in scope and scale
- To develop the NHF brand through linkage with external and European bodies and media
- To enhance the value of the multi-stakeholder approach with initiatives such as the Guiding Principles so that it is valued by government , other key stakeholders and potential members
The scientific grounding for the Foundation’s activities is provided through its links with the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance (IUNA), the Exercise and Sports Science Association of Ireland (ESSAI), the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (INDI), the National Dairy Council (NDC), University College Dublin and St. Angela's College, Sligo.
The Nutrition and Health Foundation's Scientific Advisory Committee has developed the following
10 Core Messages
which can be used to improve health and wellbeing, in the busy lifestyles of today.
For further information on the NHF contact us.