The North American branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI North America) is a public, non-profit scientific foundation that advances the understanding and application of science related to the nutritional quality and safety of the food supply.
The organization carries out its mission by sponsoring research programs, professional and educational programs and workshops, seminars, and publications, as well as providing a neutral forum for government, academic, and industry scientists to discuss and resolve scientific issues of common concern for the well-being of the general public. ILSI North America's programs are supported primarily by its industry membership. For additional information, please click here.
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Webinar on Food Value Analysis Database
The ILSI North America Project Committee on Food Value Decisions is pleased to announce a webinar on the Food Value Analysis Database, to be held June 19, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST. For more information, click here.
Request for Proposals: Systematic Review of Low Calorie Sweeteners (LCS) and Body Weight
The Committee on Low-Calorie Sweeteners is currently requesting proposals for a systematic review of the existing evidence on the relationship between intake of LCS and body weight. The request for proposal can be found here. Proposals must be received before 08 July 2013.
Request for Proposals: Development of a Comprehensive Fiber Database and Evidence Map
The Technical Committee on Carbohydrates is currently requesting proposals for the development of a comprehensive database of fibers and health benefits as well as summary tables and evidence maps of the database findings. The request for proposal can be found here, and examples of how the data may be presented can be found here. Proposals are due on July 8, 2013.
Seeking Public Comment and Stakeholders for New Sugars Project
The Technical Committee on Carbohydrates is initiating a project on Sugars and Health Outcomes to be conducted by Tufts University. The goal is to better understand the metabolic and physiological effects, and possible health outcomes, resulting from sugar intake, through evaluation of the current state of evidence and development of a Future Research Needs (FRN) report for study designs and considerations aimed at researchers and funding organizations. This process is based on the current Agency for Healthcare Research Quality’s FRN process. We will also build an open evidence-map database of the science of sugar intake and health outcomes through a systematic, transparent and reproducible process. As part of this open process, we encourage public comments on the proposal, found here. Additionally, the FRN process involves a balanced and diverse stakeholder panel to prioritize the top tiered FRN topics. If you are interested in being considered as a stakeholder for this process, please let us know.
Please email Courtney Gaine (email@example.com) with your comments by June 3, 2013, and if you are interested in being considered as a stakeholder by May 28, 2013.
New Web-Based Application on Food Value Analysis
The Project Committee on Food Value Decisions is pleased to announce the unveiling of a web-based application on food value analysis. The unveiling will take place during a presentation at the National Nutrient Databank Conference and a poster session at Experimental Biology. The tool is designed for use by nutrition educators as they assist consumers in selecting foods to increase adherence with dietary recommendations. You can view the proof-of-concept tool at www.foodvalueanalysis.org
To learn more about the project committee click here.
Please find the ILSI North America 2012 Annual Report here.
To access presentations from the 2013 Annual Meeting, please click here.
2014 Future Leader Call for NominationsNominations Information
Applications are due 21 June 20133rd World Conference on Research Integrity Montreal, Canada, May 5-8 2013
“Principles for Building Public-Private Partnerships to Benefit Food Safety, Nutrition and Health Research'
Thank you for joining us at the 2012 ILSI North America Annual Meeting! The presentations from this event are located here