Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition

The Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition supports programs that will lead to a safer and more sustainable food supply, improve Americans’ health and nutrition, and reduce childhood obesity. Although the nation’s food supply ranks among the safest in the world, the country faces challenges from new and emerging foodborne pathogens, as well as those that are growing resistant to treatment.

Although the nation’s food supply ranks among the safest in the world, the country faces challenges from new and emerging foodborne pathogens, as well as those that are growing resistant to treatment. 

Priorities

  • Create a sustainable, safe food supply
  • Reduce malnutrition and childhood obesity through education
  • Improve the nutritional quality of food without sacrificing flavor, acceptability, and safety
  • Decrease instances of foodborne illness and death, especially in minority and low-income populations