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Food Databanks National Capability

Providing data and knowledge on food composition and intake for the UK.



The Food Databanks National Capability’s (FDNC) overall purpose is to provide new and updated data and knowledge on food composition and intake. This data enables the UK to deliver nutritional policy and high-quality science and supports current and emerging national needs in nutrition (food composition & intake), health (e.g., obesity, healthy aging), and sustainability (environmental and food security).


The data and tools are used in four strategic areas: Research and Innovation; Industry; Healthcare and Consumers; and Policy – to help shape the move to more healthy and sustainable food choices as part of the National Food Strategy.

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