The Glycemic Index Foundation is the independent authority on the nutrition and health benefits of Glycemic Index. The GI Foundation translates the science of GI, to make healthy choices easier.
To help people lead a healthier life through the adoption of evidence-based low GI eating principles for better health.
It’s about making healthy choices easy, especially for those looking to manage diabetes, prevent weight gain, and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.
Who we are
The Glycemic Index Foundation (GIF) is an Australian not-for-profit health promotion charity owned by The University of Sydney and Diabetes NSW & ACT. The Glycemic Index Foundation is committed to providing the community with information and the tools required to improve its overall health through scientifically-backed low GI healthy eating principles.
The Glycemic Index Foundation is recognised internationally as a world leader in translating the science of glycemic index into practice for the benefit of consumers. At the heart of the Foundation is the GI Symbol program, a world-first low GI food labelling program designed to help consumers make healthier choices. The GI Symbol is a certified trademark which guarantees to consumers that a food has had its GI tested at an accredited laboratory and that the food is an all-round healthy choice, because it meets stringent nutrition criteria (consistent with international dietary guidelines).
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