Sabri Ülker Food Research Foundation

Sabri Ülker Food Research Foundation was established in 2009 with the objective of enhancing nutrition science and knowledge, with a special focus on the Turkish population and regional neighbours..

Our vision

is to be an independent, scientific, non-profit organization providing a respected contribution to public awareness on food, nutrition and health.

Our mission

is to provide the public with accurate and reliable information on foods and nutrition based on science, legislation and applications at national and international levels. We interact with key institutes, universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations to encourage best practice, to achieve scientific consensus and to support educational and other communication initiatives.

Nutrition can have a profound effect on health. Deficiencies and over-consumption are both clearly detrimental whilst optimal nutrition can greatly extend healthy life expectancy. Our Foundation follows closely both national and international developments in the area of food, nutrition and health, aiming to share these developments with professionals in the sector as well as with teachers, students and consumers in general. We seek to communicate clearly and understandably such that all can benefit from the latest nutrition knowledge. The Sabri Ulker Foundation is a non-profit organization, the activities of which are completely independent and objective. In this way we aspire to become an important resource for our country and region.

The work programme of the Foundation is managed by a Science Committee , and comprised of individuals acknowledged by their peers and the broader international scientific community to be experts in various aspects of food, nutrition and health. The members of the Science Committee have been carefully selected both from Turkey and internationally to represent a wide range of backgrounds and expertise and they are highly respected for their scientific integrity and impartiality. The Board has developed collaborations with and considers materials from a number of prestigious national and international organizations.

The Science Committee of the Sabri Ülker Foundation has, during the last year, defined a number of key focus areas for future activities. These include:

• To present the public with useful information derived from a variety of reliable sources, both nationally and internationally,
• To encourage optimum health through food, nutrition and lifestyles,
• To support and encourage new research, education and other initiatives in the field of food and nutrition

Our Ethical Values

• Our Foundation operates completely freely, transparently and independently.
• All members of our Foundation are free to express their own personal views, and to challenge the perspective of others in the fields of food, nutrition and health.
• Our Foundation is a completely independent, non-profit organization.
• Our Foundation establishes programmes in line with society’s needs, and is not influenced by commercial considerations.

About the Sabri Ülker Foundation

Sabri Ülker Foundation is established in memory of Sabri Ülker; a doyen of the Turkish Food Industry, and inspired by his philosophy of life. Sabri Ülker Foundation keeps up to date with reliable institutions and platforms that are highly regarded throughout the globe, and it is also the only Turkish member of the European Nutrition Foundations Communication Platform. Since 2009, the Foundation has continued to provide the public with accurate and reliable scientific information on healthy living and nutrition, forging ahead with its goal of becoming an exemplary organization.

The esteemed organizations that the Foundation closely watches include the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), the European Food Information Council (EUFIC), and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

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