The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) is a registered charity whose core purpose is to make nutrition science accessible to all by communicating accurate, accessible information on nutrition, diet and lifestyle.
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.
Please note: due to the current Government advice most BNF staff are not office based and so calls to our office number are being diverted. We are monitoring the press office email account and postbox accounts as normal so please email if you need to get in touch.
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.
BNF’s Nutrition Communications Manager, Bridget Benelam, appearing on Sky News to dicuss Calorie Counting
BNF's Nutrition Science Manager, Ayela Spiro, appearing on BBC News to discuss Calorie Counting, and Channel 5 News to discuss sugars
Nutrition Scientist, Helena, discussing vegan diets on BBC World News, and Bridget in the studio at BBC Broadcasting House to talk to BBC local radio stations
In January 2019, BNF launched brand new Portion Sizes guidance , where they featured heavily across National Press, TV and Radio
Why use the BNF?
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
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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