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North American Branch of the International Life Sciences Institute

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​​​​​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.

2014 Annual Report
​​ About Us
The organization carries out its mission by sponsoring research programs, professional and educational programs and workshops, seminars, and publications. ILSI North America provides 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.
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ILSI North America News
Stay up to date on all ILSI North America events and activities by subscribing to our quarterly newsletter.
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Request for Proposals - Low Aw Activity Foods

The ILSI North America Technical Committee on Food Microbiology has released an RFP requesting pre-proposals for Research on Pathogens in Low Water Activity

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Metal Dietary Exposure Screening Tool

The ILSI North America Food and Chemical Safety Committee sponsored the development of the Metal Dietary Exposure Screening Tool. Access the tool at

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Assessing dietary exposure to caffeine from beverages in the U.S. population using brand-specific versus cateogry-specific caffeine values
Journal Article
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Socio-demographic correlates and trends in low-calorie sweetener use among adults in the United States from 199 to 2008
Journal Article
LCS use was more common among populations with a lower burden of obesity and related chronic disease, specifically, non-Hispanic whites and those with more education/higher incomes. Read More

Recommendations on reporting requirements for flavonoids in research
Journal Article
A need exists for guidelines that facilitate the design and reporting of flavonoid research. Adoption of this guidance will facilitate more accurate and interpretable research that will support the development of dietary recommendations regarding the intake of flavonoids. Read More

Higher dietary anthocyanin and flavonol intakes are associated with anti-inflammatory effects in a population of US adults
Journal Article
Although growing evidence from trials and population-based studies has supported a protective role for flavonoids in relation to risk of certain chronic diseases, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Read More

Beyond the sticker price: including and excluding time in comparing food prices
Journal Article
Whether or not the value of time is included in measuring the price of a food may have important implications for classifying foods based on their relative cost. Read More

Achieving a transparent, actionable framework for public-private
Journal Article
This publication is a summary of a working meeting held on 8 December 2014 to discuss and reach a consensus on guiding principles for public-private partnerships related to food and nutrition research. Read More

A Framework for Publice-Private Partnerships in Food and Nutrition Research: Implications for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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 New Way to Evaluate Chemical Safety, From @Risk_Bites


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2015 Science Trend Report: Inisghts and Implications for the Future
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Latin American Congress of Nutrition (SLAN)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 11/9/2015 - 11/9/2015
​​Physical Activity and Energy Balance: Public Health Priorities for the Americas