The purpose of the Society is:
to build an interdisciplinary network of scientists active in the field of human nutrition;
to encourage scientific research and education in the field of human nutrition;
to dissiminate scientific knowledge in the field of human nutrition in order to enhance public health;
to be a point of reference for evidence based information on human nutrition;
to advocate for an efficient application and implementation of nutrition research for the benefit of the public health policy.
The Society shall likewise be allowed to undertake any activities which can advance this purpose. In that sense, yet merely in an ancillary manner, the Society can also perform commercial activities, and only when the proceeds of these activities shall be spent on the purpose for which the Society was founded.
The executive board consists of
- President: Yvan Larondelle, UCLouvain
- Vice-president: Jean-Charles Preiser, ULB
- Secretary: Vicky de Preter, UCLL
- Treasurer: Louise Deldicque, UCLouvain
- Carl Lachat, UGent
- Frederic Leroy, VUB
- Christophe Matthys, KULeuven
- Stefanie Vandevijvere, Sciensano