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About Us

Association of Health, Food, Nutrition and Dietetics (AFND) is a registered non-governmental organization started in 2012 bearing the number 81/2012. It has been formed by a group of researchers, food technologists, registered dietitians, public health nutritionists, and other health care professionals to empower the interlinking of food, nutrition and public health. The members of the association are all experienced in the field of development and health promotion and have come together as an alliance to encourage health and wellness - with the vision to promote optimal health for all, irrespective of caste, creed, color and religion.
This association also targets to promote greater transparency and collaboration between individuals associated with the food industry and the study of nutrition that can best promote healthier lives through the right dietary practices. Though the association was started on the note to enlighten the community over the food, nutrition and healthy life style, the founders and researchers at AFND have understood that the factors that affect a healthy life style is beyond just the food we eat. Thus AFND now focuses around all the aspects of human and environmental health. We strongly believe that a sustainable environment is a key factor in altering human health.

Vision

  • To empower the interlinking of food, nutrition and dietetics that promotes optimal health for all

Mission

  • Enhance awareness and the relevance of professions in the fields of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Engage professionals in an active learning-teaching environment, aspired by a close collaboration with members in other areas of expertise, with an ultimate focus on transforming lives through sound nutrition care
  • Promote and safeguard the interests and goodwill of all its members.
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Goals

  • Better network for greater collaboration: By interlinking persons from different areas of expertise in food, nutrition and dietetics, we initiate dialogue and exchange resources that can further improve the standards of nutritional care that is being offered.
  • Standardized resources for better accuracy: With the face of food and nutrition constantly changing, there is a need to create and standardize questionnaires, tracking tools and screening programs that can capture actual situations.
  • Research opportunities for growth: By encouraging professionals to carry out research, there are great opportunities of growth and learning.
  • Translating research findings: The information generated through countless hours of research fails to have a purpose if it stays confined in laboratories. We target to generate research evidence based recommendations that can transform your lives.
  • Policy making: changing the face of health for a nation: With food, nutrition and dietetics playing a crucial role in health, our expertise can help in formulating nutritional policies.
  • Better educational material: We encourage our researchers and subject experts to review and publish research papers and books that add to your nutritional knowledge
  • Advocacy: Interface with stakeholders and media on the healthcare-related facts and evidences, through debate and dialogue on various forums, so as to create/modify nutritional policies in the state

What We Do

AFND works in the area of public health through the following strategies:

  • Research - Action research to understand knowledge, attitude & practice among public; collect facts and evidences; create and standardize questionnaires, tracking tools and screening programs that can capture actual scenario
  • Health promotion - Through health communication and translational research
  • Advocacy - Interface with stakeholders and media on the healthcare-related facts and evidences, through debate and dialogue on various forums, so as to create/modify nutritional policies in the state
  • Networking – Interlinkage & collaboration with persons from different areas of expertise in food, nutrition and dietetics (consultants, advisors, entrepreneurs, educationists, researchers and healthcare professionals) to promote greater transparency, sharing of thoughts, exchange resources that can further improve the nutritional care.
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Our Team

Interlinkage & collaboration with persons from different areas of expertise in food, nutrition and dietetics (consultants, advisors, entrepreneurs, educationists, researchers and healthcare professionals) to promote greater transparency, sharing of thoughts, exchange resources that can further improve the nutritional care.

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