GLNC is the independent authority on the nutrition and health benefits of grains and legumes.
GLNC is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and a recognised health promotion charity. As the independent authority on the nutrition and health benefits of grains and legumes, GLNC provides a platform for organisations from across the grains and legumes value chain that have a pre-competitive interest in promoting the health and nutrition benefits of grains, grain-based foods and legumes. As the independent authority on the nutrition and health benefits of grains and legumes, GLNCs mission is to promote grains & legumes as part of a balanced diet through evidence-based information, while supporting the industry to benefit all Australians.
As a values based organisation underpinned by evidence-based information, we operate under the following core values:
Integrity – GLNC ensures an ethical, scientific and evidence-based approach
Trust – GLNC builds trust with stakeholders and the community in the information we provide
Credibility – GLNC maintains independence and standing amongst stakeholders and the community
2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan
GLNC launched the 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan on 1 July 2017. The three-year plan provides a clear and transparent direction for the Council. As part of the 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan, GLNC identified the core strategic priorities for the Council to underpin and further drive the position of grains and legumes role in the diet. GLNC’s operations include:
- GLNC proactively communicates and engages key stakeholders on the nutrition and health benefits of grains and legumes to drive greater awareness, build trust and integrity through evidence-based science. Stakeholders include Government, key opinion leaders, food industry, academia, scientific and nutrition community including health care professionals, media, and ultimately consumers.
- Maintenance of a credible and evidence-based scientific database and internal expertise that support grains and legumes nutrition including health and disease outcomes.
- GLNC reviews existing, and invests in new, scientific research and food processing analysis to monitor current and emerging trends.
- GLNC actively develops and responds to public health policy and regulatory issues to ensure grains and legumes nutrition is independently and scientifically represented on issues of significance.