The BNF Prize is awarded annually to a person or group for their outstanding achievement in an area of nutrition. 

The winner of the BNF Prize for 2012 is Professor Sean Strain, Professor of Human Nutrition and Director of the Northern Ireland Centre for Food & Health (NICHE), University of Ulster

Past Winners of the BNF Prize


2011 Dr Ann Prentice

Director and Head of Nutrition and Bone Health Research at MRC Human Nutrition Research

2010 Professor Jeya Henry

Professor of Human Nutrition at Oxford Brookes University 

2009 Professor J Blundell

Professor of PsychoBiology at the University of Leeds

2008 Professor R Uauy

Professor of Public Health Nutrition, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and INTA University of Chile

2007 Professor J Cummings

Emeritus Professor of Experimental Gastroenterology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School Dundee

2006 Professor K Khaw

Professor of Clinical Gerontology, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

2005 Mrs K Barber

Campaigns Manager, Food and Drink Federation

2004 Professor T Kirkwood

Professor of Medicine, University of Newcastle

2003 Dr C Edwards

Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition, Glasgow University

2002 Professor JC Mathers

Professor of Human Nutrition and Director of the Human Nutrition Research Centre, University of Newcastle

2001 Professor CM Williams

Hugh Sinclair Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Reading

2000 Professor M Gibney

Professor of Nutrition and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin

1999 Professor A Prentice

Head of the MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

1998 Professor AA Jackson

Professor of Nutrition, University of Southampton

1997 Dr S Fairweather-Tait

Diet & Health Group, Centre for Preventative Medicine, University of East Anglia

1995 Dr D Buss

1994 Dr L Davies

1993 Professor JVGA Durnin

1992 Mr N Hawkes

Science Editor, The Times

1991 Dr E Widdowson

1990 Dr R Whitehead

Director, MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit

1989 Professor D Southgate



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