NuSI’s VALUES

NuSI’s values serve as a compass for our actions and describe how we work in the world. They are our guiding principles that focus and shape our work, how we interact with each other, the people we serve, and the strategies we employ to fulfill our mission.

Facilitate and promote the most rigorous nutrition science that directly impacts lives

Facilitate and promote the most rigorous nutrition science that directly impacts lives

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance — it is the illusion of knowledge.”       – Daniel J. Boorstin

An uncompromising quest for answers to the question, what should we eat to be healthy?

An uncompromising quest for answers to the question, what should we eat to be healthy?

“Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.”      – Thomas Henry Huxley

Be willing to challenge conventional wisdom as unbiased, honest brokers and let the science be our guide

Be willing to challenge conventional wisdom as unbiased, honest brokers and let the science be our guide

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

Pursue answers like our lives and the health of our families depend on it

Pursue answers like our lives and the health of our families depend on it

“The future does not belong to those who are content with today…”         – Robert F. Kennedy

Embrace unpredictable outcomes and what we don’t know

Embrace unpredictable outcomes and what we don’t know

“There is no reason to repeat bad history.”            – Eleanor Holmes Norton

Seek and welcome diverse and differing opinions, perspectives, approaches, and hypotheses in all our efforts

Seek and welcome diverse and differing opinions, perspectives, approaches, and hypotheses in all our efforts

“…If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery.” – Enrico Fermi