Mission, Vision, Values
A future in which all people in Ireland enjoy the life-enhancing benefits of good nutrition, in health and disease.
To advance the leading role of our members in improving the nation’s health through food and nutrition.
We work to ensure that people are empowered to eat for health - for themselves and their families, at different life stages, to support personal health or fitness goals, or simply to have the best chance of a long and healthy life. For those with nutrition- related illnesses or chronic diseases, we work to ensure they get the best nutritional care, treatment, information and support, at the earliest possible opportunity. Last but not least, we work to ensure that our members are the universally recognised and trusted ‘go to’ experts on food and nutrition with the skills that allow them excel in their chosen career path, whether in healthcare, public health, government, non-governmental organisations, food and healthcare industry, education, research or self-employment.
Our values are fundamental to future success and guide our decisions and actions.
We expect all of our staff and our members to embrace them.
Inclusive and caring
Caring about patients and clients and the desire to make a difference to people’s lives is central to the service our members provide. In the same way, we want to foster a caring, inclusive and open culture that embraces and serves all of our members equally, whether they work in clinical practice, research, industry or self-employment. We want each of our members to feel part of the INDI and to have opportunities for participation and involvement. This focus on creating an inclusive organisation will be reflected in our policies, programmes and our way of working
Ambitious and focused
We have high expectations for our organisation and its members. We are focused on shaping a future in which our members are universally recognised and valued for their expertise and unique skillset – in government, healthcare, public health, academia, food development, marketing, retail, the media and self-employment.
We recognise that the needs of our members, stakeholders and the public are changing and that our organisation must adapt to meet their future needs. That’s why we are open to new ideas, to developing creative solutions and to trying different ways to address recurring challenges.
Committed to excellence
As an organization that represents the most highly skilled and trusted nutrition experts in the country, we are committed to maintaining the highest professional standards of practice. Our practicing members are required to undertake continued professional development. Our Education Steering Group ensures that all our members have access to internationally recognized standards of practice.
Collaborative and supportive
We recognise that success is dependent on everyone contributing to the work of the organisation, not just a dedicated few. We actively encourage members to share their ideas, time, expertise and resources with others, through which everyone benefits. We also realise that we cannot achieve our goals by working in isolation. That’s why we actively seek opportunities to work in partnership with others to achieve mutual goals.
We are passionate about the need to develop talent, encourage entrepreneurship and the acquisition of a broad skillset amongst our membership. Our development programmes are designed to foster leadership and professional excellence, supporting our strategic focus on shaping policy and practice at the highest level and empowering our members to achieve their professional and personal development goals.