The Federal Commission for Nutrition
The Federal Commission for Nutrition (FCN) is an extra-parliamentary commission that acts in an advisory capacity. It prepares scientifically based opinions and expert reports in the field of nutrition or on the effect of nutrition on health for the Federal Council and for the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO). The commission is an internal body supporting the federal government and provides technical and scientific expertise in various topics concerned with nutrition.
The members of the commission include representatives from education and research in the field of nutritional sciences and food sciences, from nutritional medicine, the food industry and food trade, and consumer organisations.