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The Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) brings together 27 nutrition societies across Europe to advance nutrition science through global collaboration. Established about 50 years ago, after its first conference in July 1973, FENS aims to promote science, research, and development internationally, encourage communication among nutrition scientists, and coordinate European Nutrition Societies. The focal point of FENS is its conference held every four years, gathering nutrition professionals worldwide to share research, discuss field challenges, and advocate evidence-based policies. The most recent FENS conference was hosted by the Serbian Nutrition Society from November 14-17, 2023, in Belgrade, Serbia.


  1. Promote the advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international cooperation;
  2. Encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists as well as to disseminate information in nutritional sciences;
  3. Coordinate the European Nutrition Societies at European level in respect to European Institutions and other Societies; and 
  4. Organise a European Nutrition Conference (FENS Conference) every four years.