The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good.
Our vision is a global environment where credible science drives food policy and consumer choice.
We subscribe to Ten Guiding Principles  as we work to help improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.
Incorporated as a public education organization in 1991 and based in Washington, D.C., the IFIC Foundation is formally recognized as a §501(c)(3) not-for-profit under the U.S. Tax Code. We do not lobby or further any political, partisan, or corporate interest. We maintain certain standards to assure our commitment to science-based information. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions  section for additional information.
We bring together, work with, and provide information to consumers, health and nutrition professionals, educators, government officials, and food, beverage, and agricultural industry professionals. We have established partnerships  with a wide range of credible professional organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions to advance the public understanding of key issues. For example, we have a long-standing relationship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion as part of the Dietary Guidelines Alliance, a public-private partnership focused on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the MyPlate Food Guidance System, and resources such as the “It’s All About You”  toolkit.
Recognizing the global nature of food safety, nutrition, and health issues, the Foundation extends its mission internationally. We collaborate with an independent network of Food Information Organizations  (FIOs), international food safety and health leaders, and partners from around the world. See our FAQs for more details.
We also serve as a news media resource . We provide science-based information to the media and refer journalists to our 400+ independent, credentialed experts on a variety of nutrition and food safety topics.
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