• To be the representative organization of nutrition professionals from India and abroad.
  • To disseminate findings of research in nutrition and allied sciences through annual meetings, symposia seminars and workshops.
  • To motivate young nutritionists to take up research in nutritional sciences through awards and prizes.
  • To publish the proceedings of the annual meetings and symposia.
  • To honour scientists of national and international repute through its prestigious awards namely ‘Gopalan Oration’ and ‘Srikantia Memorial Lecture’