Judith Buttriss

Professor Judith Buttriss is the Director-General of the British Nutrition Foundation since 2007; previously the Science Director (1998-2007).

She is a public health nutritionist, specialising in nutrition science communication and provision of targeted advice on the application of science to underpin nutrition strategies.

Judith was originally trained as a dietitian with longstanding links with several universities and, in 2018, was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Nutrition Society and is a Fellow and past trustee of the Association for Nutrition.

Since 2019 she has been a Trustee of the Academy of Nutrition Sciences. She has contributed to the work of a number of government committees, most recently the Family Food Survey user group and committees concerning nutrient profiling, school food standards and the eatwell guide.

She has recently been appointed to the UK Nutrition and Health Claims Committee (UKNHCC), chairs BBSRC’s DRINC Steering Group and is a member of MRC’s UK Nutrition Research Partnership committee. She has first-hand experience with a number of food issues and their interaction with public health.

Judith has written numerous reviews, articles and book chapters on a wide range of diet and health topics, as diverse as health claims, plant foods and health, child nutrition, healthy ageing, and environmentally sustainable diets.