We welcome the new Academy of Nutrition Sciences (ANS) which is a new charitable organisation that aims to provide a powerful and unified voice to promote evidence-based nutrition science.
It was launched by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), British Dietetic Association (BDA), British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) and Nutrition Society (NS) on 15 October 2019 at the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) European Nutrition Conference in Dublin, Ireland.
The Academy builds on existing collaboration between the four founding organisations and will act as an umbrella body for strategic initiatives. The Academy will seek to improve public health and wellbeing and support excellence in research, education and associated activities to advance the knowledge and application of evidence-based nutrition science.
IFST Chief Executive, Jon Poole, said, ‘I am delighted to see the launch of the Academy. All four founding bodies already play important roles in the nutritional science space, but this single body will bring a cohesion to the subject and IFST looks forward to working closely with the new academy both as an Institute in a related subject but also as one of its first member bodies.’
More information about the Academy of Nutrition Sciences can be found at: https://www.academynutritionsciences.org.uk/