Sabri Ülker Foundation
The Sabri Ülker Foundation was established in 2009 in honour of Sabri Ülker, a veteran of the Turkish food industry and well known philanthropist in Tűrkiye and beyond. The focus of the Foundation is public health and our vision, mission and way of working are as follows:
The Sabri Ülker Foundation is a not for profit science-based organization making a significant contribution towards improving public health in Tűrkiye and beyond.
We operate under 3 key pillars, namely:
Education – promoting a healthy, balanced diet and an appropriate level of physical activity
Research – supporting and encouraging scientific research and other initiatives in the field of food and nutrition, and
Communications – presenting the public with relevant information derived from a variety of reliable sources.
Our way of working
The programme of our Foundation is managed by a Science Committee comprising an international group of scientists who are experts in a range of disciplines relevant to our objectives. A permanent team based in Istanbul is responsible for implementing the programme of the Foundation together with the Science Committee. An important element of our modus operandi is collaboration with internationally recognised centres of excellence. Examples include:
• The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF)
• The European Food Information Council (EUFIC)
• The Nutrition Society of Great Britain and Ireland (The NS), and
• The International Life Sciences Institute, and
• The Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS)
• Among others
We also partner with many Universities in Tűrkiye and elsewhere and with research programmes of the European Union (EU) on a wide range of projects.
In addition to this we work closely with and have responsibility for communication activities of the Hotamışlıgil Lab, Sabri Ülker Center, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. This research group is focused on nutrient, genetic and metabolic research with a view to establishing new therapeutic solutions to today’s greatest threats to global human health. https://gsh.sph.harvard.edu/.
Our Foundation follows closely the activities of reference organizations such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) among others.
A key goal of our foundation is to empower the public to better consider the role of nutrition and physical activity in achieving and maintaining better health. We accomplish this by way direct contact with the public via education initiatives including our award-winning Balanced Nutrition Education Project and our Website https://www.sabriulkerfoundation.org/en/. We also interact with media and healthcare professionals, hosting workshops and conferences and providing the tools for them to communicate sound science in a useful format.
We are proud of our achievements thus far and look forward to a healthier future.