Journalists and the media

We provide access to evidence-based scientific information and comments on current nutrition issues.

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Journalists and the media

BNF offers journalists and broadcast media round-the-clock access to evidence-based scientific information and comments on current nutrition issues. During office hours (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday) a nutrition scientist will be available via telephone or email to provide expert comments and quotes, discuss story ideas, and deal with enquiries regarding press, TV or radio interviews.

Out of hours service - the BNF also offers an out-of-hours Press Office service for if you need to contact them in the evenings and at weekends. During these times, your best point of contact is via email, or alternatively please phone the Press Office number below to be redirected to our out-of-hours press officer.

Where have BNF featured in the media?

Commenting on a number of topical nutrition stories or issues, BNF are regularly quoted in National Press including BBC News Online, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Express, The Sun and Mail on Sunday, alongside magazines including Women’s Health, Healthy Food Guide and Food Manufacture.

BNF experts have also appeared on TV and Radio features and news programmes, to provide an expert view on various nutrition and health stories, including BBC News, BBC Breakfast, Sky News, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 and a number of local radio stations. BNF have also featured on food related programmes including Food Unwrapped.

Why use the BNF?

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Press Office servive
  • Fully media trained team of nutrition experts, with the skills to make complex science accessible
  • Rapid response rate 
  • Evidence-based advice and quotes

Social media?

For all our latest news, follow BNF on Twitter:

  • @BNFevents – for the latest BNF activity, events, press coverage, top tips and new website highlights
  • @NutritionBulletin – for updates on BNF’s international, peer-reviewed journal, publishing original research, reviews and news on human nutrition science
  • @Foodafactoflife – for updates on BNF’s education activities

Contact BNF

To discuss any media related enquiries with the BNF, please contact by:

Please note that BNF cannot respond to personal nutrition queries. However, information for consumers on a variety of nutrition and health topics can be found using the ‘search’ facility on the BNF website: www.nutrition.org.uk 

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