Food & Nutrition

National Bioscience Research Infrastructure

About F&N-NBRI

The Food & Nutrition National Bioscience Research Infrastructure (F&N-NBRI) is a national coordinating ‘hub’ in nutrition and health and the leading national provider of new and continuously updated data, tools and services vital for UK public health, research and innovation.

F&N-NBRI will enable the UK to deliver nutritional policy and world-leading science in support of current and emerging national strategic needs in nutrition (food composition and intake), health (e.g., obesity, healthy ageing) and sustainability (environment, food security).

It will continue to add new food data and tools to meet the needs of researchers across food biosciences in the UK.

It will provide training and capacity development for key users in food and public health, and regularly engage with end-users, stakeholders and other potential beneficiaries to ensure knowledge exchange. 


F&N-NBRI key objectives


Objective 1: To provide improved delivery and coverage of food composition data covering specific nutrients and other emerging components, and other food groups of nutritional significance, as well as associated sustainability indices and food allergen information.


Objective 3: To extend data and tools access and capabilities to support future food and bioscience research.


Objective 2: To develop and apply new validated tools and methodologies for dietary assessment, and data integration for food nutrition data.


Objective 4: To provide coordinated training to a variety of stakeholders and deliver increased stakeholder engagement and community building.

Latest News

Welcoming new staff to the team

Welcoming new staff to the team

Welcoming new staff to the team Dr Laura Bardon joined us in April 2023 from the University College Dublin. Her role will be to  influence the development of food policies which promote more sustainable diets in the UK whilst ensuring the nutritional status of the...

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More herbs, less salt day

More herbs, less salt day

We are all familiar with the dangers of having too much salt in our diet and how it contributes to high blood pressure, risk of stroke, and the development of cardiovascular disease. In the UK we know we consume too much salt. Data from the 2018/2019 national diet and...

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Online Food Composition Datasets 

  • eBASISNon-Nutrients bioactive compounds Database