We would like to sincerely thank the following supporters for their support for our International Summit and Summer School 2017



GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security.  It is a rapidly growing group, currently with 267 partners from national governments, non-governmental, international and private sector organisations that have committed to a joint Statement of Purpose.

  • Agricultural and nutritional data to be available, accessible, usable and unrestricted
  • Partners aim to build high level policy and private sector support for open data
  • Encourage collaboration and cooperation across existing agriculture, nutrition and open data activities and stakeholders to solve long-standing global problems

GODAN activities and its Secretariat are financially supported by the US Government, the UK Department for International Development, the Government of the Netherlands, FAO, Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural  Cooperation, GFAR, The Open Data Institute, the CGIAR and CABI. Contact us to find out more about how your organization can get involved in this growing network enquiries@godan.info



Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


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The Mead Johnson Nutrition range of specialist formulas for infants is recommended by healthcare professionals and trusted by parents worldwide. The scientific evidence and clinical experience supporting our brands is unrivalled. Mead Johnson Nutrition provides a complete range of solutions for all cow’s milk allergy needs. For more information, please visit www.nutramigen.co.uk/

“Breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for babies”



Science has remained firmly at the core of the Yakult company since the unique Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain was isolated back in 1930. In the field of probiotics, Yakult has a long history of safe use and an unparalleled reputation for quality and research. To date, over 100 peer-reviewed publications describe human studies with Yakult’s Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain, in a wide range of health areas including antibiotic-associated diarrhea, infectious disease, constipation, IBS, sports and cancer.

For more information, visit the dedicated healthcare professional site www.yakult.co.uk/hcp or contact the UK Science Team at 020 8842 7600 or science@yakult.co.uk for free healthcare literature and resources.



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Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations.

For more than 85 years, Ocean Spray has been actively researching the cranberry’s unique healthy benefits to deliver products that not only taste good, but are good for you. Cranberries are an exceptional fruit that provide one-of-a-kind health benefits. Besides helping consumers meet the recommended daily intake of fruit, consuming cranberries may be a nutritional approach in helping to reduce certain infections in the urinary tract and stomach. This is increasingly important as the bacteria that cause these infections are becoming highly resistant to the strongest antibiotics used to treat them, fuelling what the World Health Organization believes is one of the greatest challenges to public health today – antibiotic resistance.



Myfood24 is an online dietary assessment application developed by the University of Leeds to provide health professionals and researchers with a quick and easy to use tool to track, monitor and analyse nutritional intake. Combining a comprehensive food and nutrition database with a user friendly online food diary system, it enables patients to accurately record their dietary intake by selecting foods and portion sizes then adding them to their food diary. Health professionals can manage patients, track activity and use the results generated to provide a full range of food and nutrient outputs needed for patient education, health monitoring or research.



The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), a registered charity, delivers impartial, authoritative and evidence based information on food and nutrition. Its core purpose is to make nutrition science accessible to all, and this is done through the interpretation, translation and communication of often complex scientific information. In all aspects of its work, BNF aims to generate and communicate clear, accurate, accessible information on nutrition, diet and  lifestyle, which is relevant to the needs of diverse audiences, in particular, academia, government, health professionals, schools, the media, food and drinks companies as well as the general public. BNF has been certified by the Information Standard, a quality mark supported by NHS England, which identifies its website as a reliable and trustworthy source of information that is based on evidence  and appropriate for its audience. BNF’s Council and Trustees ensure that it delivers its charitable aims, is transparent and acts with integrity. A majority of Council are leading academics, supported by leaders in education, communication and the food chain.


Maintaining an accurate overview of the evidence-base in all general and specialised areas of nutrition and dietetics can be a challenge. The PEN system keeps you up-to-date with the fast-paced world of nutrition and dietetics.

The PEN system condenses and summarises the entire nutrition and dietetic evidence-base on more than 190 nutrition and dietetic-related topics, then gives you practical guidance to help apply to practice.



Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme (CDEP) is a competency-based online diabetes learning tool that supports all levels of healthcare practitioners demonstrate their diabetes knowledge and skills relevant to their role. With a variety of diabetes topics available which in total currently amounts to 30 hours of diabetes study time, and new content developed on an on-going basis and launched only once it has been rigorously tested.

CDEP also supports professional revalidation by displaying study time accrued on the certificates, providing opportunity for reflection as well as offering a secure portal to collect practice-based feedback.

CDEP is based on the UK diabetes competency frameworks which help structure the nature and level of diabetes skills required by all healthcare staff to support safer patient care, improved outcomes and reduce the financial burden of diabetes.

FINAL-LGC-NEW-LOGO-rgbThe Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC) hosts the unique function of the ‘Government Chemist’, providing expert opinion, based on independent measurement to help avoid or resolve disputes pertaining predominantly to food and agriculture, and advice to Government, devolved administrations and the wider community dependent on analytical science.

Public protection is at the heart of the Government Chemist function, which as a national safeguard, is designed to help ensure that decisions and outcomes are reached fairly and cost-effectively. The Government Chemist is named as referee analyst and authorised analyst under various statutes.

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The Nutrition Society was established in 1941 and is dedicated to advancing the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health. A highly regarded by the scientific community, the Society is one of the largest learned societies for nutrition in the world.

The Society is a not for profit, membership organisation.  Membership is worldwide with a majority of members living in UK and Europe and is open to all with a genuine interest in the science of human or animal nutrition.

The Nutrition Society publishes five renowned journals consisting of highly regarded scientific research and six highly regarded textbooks; creates and organises CPD endorsed conferences and trainings to disseminate cutting-edge nutrition science, and enhance and develop skills; creates opportunities to network and develop relationships with like-minded individuals and communities.


Through excellence in nutrition research and practice, American Society for Nutrition’s members enhance scientific knowledge and quality of life. The Society supports its members and fulfills its mission by fostering and enhancing research in animal and human nutrition; providing opportunities for sharing, disseminating, and archiving peer-reviewed nutrition research results (at its annual meeting and in its official publications); fostering quality education and training in nutrition; upholding standards for ethical behavior in research, the protection of human subjects, and the care and treatment of research animals; providing opportunities for fellowship and support among nutritionists; and bringing scientific knowledge to bear on nutrition issues through communication and influence in the public domain.




Originally established as a Special Health Authority in 2012, Health Education England (HEE) is now a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB), as of 1 April 2015, under the provisions of the Care Act 2014. HEE exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.

HEE believe that the most important resource the NHS has is its people. Without a skilled workforce there is no NHS.  eLearning is an important strand of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) – a term which covers the use of technology as part of a learning process. The NHS eLearning webiste highlights some key eLearning tools and resources to support staff and students within the NHS in England.


PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health, and a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner. We have one single aim: to motivate and support millions more people to make and sustain changes that will improve their health. We do this through a range of activities that can be summarised by:

Encouraging discussions, advising government, both national and local supporting action by the NHS and other people and organisations.
Supporting the public so they can protect and improve their own health. Protecting the nation’s health through the national health protection service, and preparing for public health emergencies.
Sharing our information and expertise with local authorities, industry and the NHS, to help them make improvements in the public’s health.
Researching, collecting and analysing data to improve our understanding of health and come up with answers to public health problems.
Reporting on improvements in the public’s health so everyone can understand the challenge and the next steps.
Helping local authorities and the NHS to develop the public health system and its specialist workforce.


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