U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nutrition Research Coordinating Committee

The Nutrition Research Coordinating Committee (NRCC) was established by the NIH Office of the Director in 1975 to improve communication and research coordination of nutrition activities within the NIH and across the federal government. Today it provides an open forum for members to discuss current and future nutrition research challenges and opportunities.

The NRCC has broad representation from the 20 NIH institutes and 7 centers. In addition, liaisons from other federal offices and agencies also participate. The NRCC meets monthly, alternating between intra-NIH and interagency meetings.  NRCC membership is open to any federal staff member interested in carrying out any trans-NIH or trans-agency nutrition research efforts.

NRCC meetings are chaired by the Director of the Office of Nutrition Research, Dr. Christopher Lynch. Scientific seminars and discussions are featured during the NRCC meetings as a means of disseminating information on nutrition research efforts and to stimulate new research in priority areas.

For more information about this committee contact: nutritionresearch@mail.nih.gov

Nutrition Education Subcommittee (NES)​ – A subcommittee of the NIH Nutrition Research Coordinating Committee, the NES reviews NIH nutrition education materials that contain dietary guidance for the general population.​