Food Systems For Nutrition Innovation Lab

About Us

The Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab (FSN-IL) generates new evidence and disseminates promising technologies and practices supporting uptake of food system innovations that contribute to improved incomes, diet quality, resilience, and nutrition. In support of the United States Government’s Feed the Future initiative on global hunger and food security, FSN-IL facilitates research for development and human and institutional capacity-building activities in low- and middle-income countries.

A recent 2022 report of the U.S Government’s Global Food Security Research Strategy outlines the essence of the Feed the Future approach:

“At the core of the Feed the Future approach to addressing malnutrition is a focus on affordable, healthy diets—meaning that family members, especially women and young children, have year-round access to affordable, safe, and nutritious foods. Increased availability and affordability of high-quality nutritious foods such as fruits and vegetables, legumes and animal-sourced foods (e.g., dairy, eggs, fish) are critical for improvement of diet quality.” -pg. 7

Our strategic approach includes wide and effective stakeholder engagement across public and private sectors to advance food systems innovations that lead to improved nutrition outcomes. Our consortium of partners includes U.S. universities, global non-profit organizations, and cooperative associations, and is led by the Management Entity at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.