The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

We are making a deliberate effort to promote the translation of science into public use, and to advance our “Discovery to Delivery” pathway.

- Dr. Gilles Bergeron

Executive Director

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.

Our Mission

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

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.

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. Learn more…

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With support from the Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science provides direct funding to stimulate research in important gap areas through grants and an annual competitive award.

2017 Adolescent Nutrition Initiative grants awarded

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Current Request for Proposal:

Our RFP is currently closed. To stay informed about new opportunities, log in to the Dashboard and select “Nutrition Science” as a topic of interest.

Projects we fund

Projects selected for funding will support understudied topics where multi-disciplinary approaches are needed, with a focus on implementation science.

Adolescent Nutrition is a key area of current and future funding, and other areas are solicited through RFP.

We occasionally consider unsolicited proposals that are solidly linked to our areas of interest and focus on implementation. To submit your proposal, email a one-page concept note to nutrition@nyas.org

2015 Research Fund Supporters

Friesland Campina
Unilever

Our initiatives focus on generating and using scientific evidence to drive collective action in nutrition and public health.

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

Early Childhood

Global Compact for Early Childhood Development (GCECD) was developed to improve the lives of urban children from gestation through age three.

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Adolescence

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

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Aging

Addresses nutrition problems in aging populations.

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Obesity

Dedicated to enhancing the use of nutrition science in public health strategies to combat obesity.

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Micronutrient Deficiencies

Works with all sectors to facilitate the development and dissemination of evidence to guide actions and policies locally and globally.

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Food Environment

Researching the health, social, cultural, economic, and environmental consequences of dietary practices.

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2017
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  • Brain vs. Gut: Can Appetite be Restrained?
  • Science & the City: The Art & Science of Modernist Cuisine: An Evening with Nathan Myhrvold
  • Fat Tissue: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Sirtuins, Longevity and Adaptations to Nutrient Availability
  • Science & the City: You Are What You Eat: The Long History of Knowing about Our Food, Our Bodies, and Ourselves

What we’ve been up to lately

The Sackler Institute team recently convened a workshop in London on Sustainable Nutrition and supported the launch of of the new Lancet Series on Early Child Development in Mexico. We also participated in a meeting of the Collaborative Group on Adolescent Pregnancy and Obesity and hosted our first workshops on Vitamin D and Thiamine. And finally, we collaborated with the Micronutrient Forum to host a workshop on evidence-based tools for decision-making in nutrition programs.

Recent publications include:

Annual Reports


Annual Report 2016

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