The Italian Society of Human Nutrition (SINU) is a non-profit scientific organisation founded in 1961 by a group of researchers and experts on physiology and nutrition sciences. Ever since, the society has brought together the expertise in human nutrition existing in different academic sectors. This has been aimed at gaining better insight into the emerging problems of nutrition research, and at disseminating correct information on nutrition in the population.
SINU has been active in:
* Organising scientific meetings at both national and international level;
* Encouraging the public intervention in supporting human nutrition research;
* Supporting initiatives of nutrition information of the population;
* Creating ad hoc working groups to achieve consensus on emerging scientific topics.