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Translating science into public use is our ultimate goal. It accompanies everything we do. - Dr. Gilles Bergeron, Executive Director

Translating science into public use is our ultimate goal. It accompanies everything we do.
 
- Dr. Gilles Bergeron, Executive Director

Our Mission

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science is dedicated to advancing nutrition science research and knowledge and applying our work in the field to mobilize communities. Taking a collective action approach, our initiatives address micronutrient deficiencies, obesity, adolescent nutrition in low income areas, the use of electronic health records for public health, and many more issues.

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science develops and advances science-based solutions to pressing challenges in the field of nutrition. Read more...

Work With Us

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science offers numerous options for organizations and individuals who wish to get involved, including partnerships, special projects, working group participation and conference sponsorships. Our partnership guidelines provide details on the parameters of partnering with us. Learn more...

Annual Reports


Annual Report 2017

Read The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science Annual Reports for 2014, 2015 and for 2016.

Our Supporters

Programs of the Sackler Institute are supported by the Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation. In addition, grants and collaborations enable us to expand our activities, benefiting an extensive network of scientists and elevating the role of nutrition science in public health.

Stay Connected

To receive regular email updates from the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, please log in to the Dashboard and select “Nutrition Science” as a topic of interest. You can also find us on social media:

   


The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

About the Research Fund

The Sackler Institute’s Research Fund provides a mechanism to allocate internal and external (matched) resources to research grants. The Research Fund is well aligned with the Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science (2013) and the current objectives of the Sackler Institute, including Adolescent Nutrition, Obesity and Aging.

The Collaborative Initiative for Adolescent Nutrition

In November 2016, the Sackler Institute convened for the first time all the grantees that had been supported to conduct research specifically on adolescent nutrition. Scientists used observational studies to explore the links between nutritional status, diet and other predictors such as physical activity, socio-economic status, maternal education etc.

The conclusions of the first round of research projects suggested that priorities should focus on better understanding the trajectory of adolescents, not only in terms of growth but also in terms of occupation, whether they are at home, in school, or working; as well as on promoting the development of adolescent-friendly delivery platforms for health and nutrition interventions. To address these research gaps, the Sackler Institute research fund put out a call for proposals in 2017 and subsequently funded six new research projects, which are currently still underway today.

Award Winners and Current Grantees

Read here for more details.

Using Scientific Evidence to Drive Collective Action in Nutrition and Public Health

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

Adolescence

Focuses attention on the nutritional status of adolescent girls and young women in low and middle income countries.

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The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

A Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science

Overview

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, a program of The New York Academy of Sciences, and in collaboration with the World Health Organization, launched in 2013 a global initiative to formulate a research agenda for nutrition science to set the stage for new explorations, finding ways to best translate this agenda into effective action to improve human nutrition worldwide.

Agenda

While science has come a long way in establishing the importance of good nutrition, many questions remain to be answered — from the effectiveness of past and current nutritional interventions to the core functioning of many of the biological processes involved. For real progress to be made against the global crisis of malnutrition, a consensus must be built around the most critical knowledge gaps.


Why a Research Agenda?

A conversation with Dr. Mandana Arabi, previous Executive Director of the Sackler Institute

Read the full report here: A Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science

Other Related Links:

Agenda Factsheet

Special Issue in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: A Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science

Focus Areas

This Agenda was created through a collaborative process involving stakeholders from every aspect of the global nutrition community. To begin the process, The Sackler Institute assembled a Research Advisory Group, made up of independent experts from the nonprofit and academic sectors. This group identified three focus areas that represent the broad categories where further research is most needed. Working groups were then assembled that further refined each focus area and identified a total of twenty-five key issues of high interest and critical gaps in knowledge.


The Focus areas are as follows:

Focus Area 1:

Environmental and societal trends affecting food and nutrition among vulnerable populations

For more information, click here.

Focus Area 2:

Unresolved issues of nutrition in the lifecycle, with a particular focus on the mother and child.


For more information, click here.

Conference:

A Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science:
Building Consensus on Knowledge Gaps
to Stimulate High Impact Research


New York Academy of Sciences, December 17th- 18th, 2012

For more information from the conference, visit the eBriefing here.