Office of Nutrition Research (ONR)

Advancing nutrition science to promote health and reduce the burden of diet-related diseases

The Office of Nutrition Research:

  • Advises the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) Director, and other key officials on matters relating to research on nutrition
  • Coordinates implementation of the Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research
  • Coordinates research projects in nutrition science conducted or supported by the NIH Institutes and Centers (IC)
  • Identifies research projects that deserve expanded effort and support by the ICs
  • Develops, leads, and manages trans-NIH nutrition research projects in cooperation with the ICs
  • Represents the NIH on intradepartmental or interagency committees on nutrition research and related policy issues

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NIH Research on Nutrition Listening Sessions (NutRitioNaLS)

The nutrition research community and stakeholders are encouraged to request a listening session with relevant NIH staff to provide input on scientific ideas along with challenges, barriers, and emerging opportunities in nutrition research. To request a NutRitioNaLS session, please email

This page last reviewed on November 16, 2021