The Iranian Scientific Association of Healthy Food and Nutrition was established in 2006, under the registration number of 22638, with the agreement of Iran's ministry of Health and Medical Education, and started its activities in 2009. It is a scientific, non-governmental association that its goal is to help in improving nutritional status of community, and to support food and nutrition related industries and crafts which try to maintain and enhance the public Health status. The inclusion criteria for using the help and support of the association have been determined based on the most updated scientific findings, as well as national food and nutrition policies.
Members of establishing board
  1. Dr.Mahin Azar; PhD; Food Industries Specialist
  2. Dr.Abolghasem Jazayeri; PhD; Nutritionist
  3. Dr.Zia-addin Mazhari; PhD; Nutritionist
  4. Dr.Kamel Shadpoor; MD; MPH
  5. Dr.Robabeh Sheykholeslam; PhD; Epidemiologist
  6. Dr.Foroozan Salehi; MD; MPH
  7. Dr.Koorosh Samadpoor; MD; PhD; Nutritionist
  8. Dr.Zahra Abdollahi; PhD; Nutritionist;
  9. Dr.Farhad Gharibdoost; MD; Rheumatologist
  10. Dr.Masoud Ghasemi; MD; Cardiologist
  11. Dr.Masoud Kimiagar; PhD; Nutritionist
  12. Dr.Hooshang Nikoopoor; PhD; Food Industries Specialist

About the Association
Epidemiological transition is the most obvious feature of the health status of many countries in this era. This condition increases the burden of diseases and causes dominance of chronic non-communicable diseases over acute communicable ones. Practically, it means that along with maintaining the valuable outcomes of controlling communicable diseases, effective initiatives should also be considered for preventing the expansion of the risk factors of non-communicable diseases. Non-communicable diseases originate from nutritional behaviors of last years or decades, or even from fetal life. Therefore, controlling them is harder than acute communicable diseases. So, investing in public education on proper eating habits and supporting food producers and suppliers is an urgent necessity and should not be neglected any more.
The Iranian Scientific Association of Healthy Food and Nutrition has been established and started its activities for the above-mentioned, as well as the following reasons:
  • The founders love their country and do their best for its development, and believe in the crucial role of health in sustainable development;
  • They know the relation of "health" with "healthy food" and "proper nutrition";
  • According to their experience which has been achieved through years of work in the health system of the country, they are fully aware of the existing capacities and the applicable programs in the field of food and nutrition;
  • According to their years of experiences, they can be the arm of administrative organizations for implementing applied researches, the consultant of food industries and food producers the trainer of people and those who work in food and nutrition field, as well as the carrier of useful international experiences;
Objectives of the Iranian Scientific Association of Healthy Food and Nutrition
Relation Objectives
  • Establishing effective relations with "Research and Development" units of food industries and using their capabilities in manufacturing the products that both provides the interest of industries and help in maintaining and improving the health status of community;
  • Establishing relation with food producers and the related crafts for introducing the nutritional requirements of different groups and supporting them in provision of those requirements;
  • Establishing relation with organizations and institutes that work in food and nutrition field, and thereby, helping in better use of resources, recommending policies, distributing messages, and advocating ministries of Health, Commerce, Agriculture, Education, as well as organizations like Broadcasting centers;
  • Establishing relation with authorized international organizations in order to transferring the needed knowledge and technology of the research target groups;
  • Co-operating with food industries and the related crafts for designing and implementing studies which result in producing healthy foods;
  • Developing investigational and interventional proposals on food and nutrition field;
  • Implementing research or interventional studies, on demand;
  • To support producing, importing and distributing healthy foods, scientifically;
  • Developing innovative proposals on food producing, supplying or consuming
Educational Objectives
  • To review the educational needs of different groups or areas, on food and nutrition;
  • To design the appropriate educational packages for the different groups;
  • To hold educational courses on demand of different groups or organizations;
  • To evaluate the held courses on food and nutrition, on demand of the ordering organizations;
  • To design and implement educational courses which can improve the capacity and professional capabilities of nutrition and food industry experts
Political Objectives
  • To develop, suggest and justify food and nutrition related policies which should be entered into the national socio-economic programs and be implemented by the responsible organizations;
  • To use the outcomes of the association's activities in developing the policies which should be adopted by food and nutrition related man-power training institutes in responding the needs of market and community
Cultural Objectives
  • To acclaim food producers and the related crafts that try to improve the health status of community (for example through presenting the "Health Medallion");
  • To hold innovative festivals and meetings to draw the public attention toward the worth of healthy food and nutrition;
  • To help in correcting the food habits of community and accepting healthy and nutritious foods