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BBSRC's role in food, nutrition and health research

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As part of strategic planning in the 'Basic Bioscience Underpinning Health' priority area, we sought views on our role in food, nutrition and health research.

We have identified food, nutrition and health as an area in which we make significant investment, but which could benefit from clearer strategic direction.

Working group

We established a working group, with representation from academia and industry, to guide development of a succinct five-year strategic framework document which will outline our key priorities and actions in this field.

The working group was convened under the purview of, and has representation from, our Basic Bioscience Underpinning Health and Agriculture and Food Security Strategy Advisory Panels.

The current membership and terms of reference of the working group are provided below.

To further inform the development of a strategic framework, we were keen to gather views and input from the wider research and stakeholder community, at an early stage in the group's deliberations.