About Us

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, GLNC’s mission is to promote grains and legumes nutrition as part of a balanced diet through evidence-based information cultivating good health.

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

For more information, please download our Constitution and Annual Review 2016-17.

2017 – 2019 Strategic Plan

GLNC launched the 2017 – 2019 Strategic Plan on 1 July 2016. The three-year plan provides a clear and transparent direction for the Council. As part of the 2017 – 2019 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.

GLNC Financial Year 2017-2019 Strategic Direction