NDNS is funded by Public Health England, an Executive Agency of the Department of Health and the UK Food Standards Agency.  Recruitment in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is funded by Government bodies in those countries.

Public Health England   Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health. PHE works with national and local government, industry and the NHS to protect and improve the nation's health and support healthier choices. We are addressing inequalities by focusing on removing barriers to good health.
Food Standards Agency   The Food Standards Agency is an independent government department responsible for food safety and hygiene across the UK. They work with businesses to help them produce safe food, and with local authorities to enforce food safety regulations.


NDNS is carried out by NatCen Social Research (NatCen) in partnership with the Medical Research Council Elsie Widdowson Laboratory (MRC EWL).

    Fieldwork in Northern Ireland is carried out by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). Haematological and biochemical analyses of blood samples are carried out at MRC EWL and Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge. Expert advice on the collection and analysis of physical activity data will be provided by Dr Melvyn Hillsdon of the Sport and Health Sciences Department at the University of Exeter.
MRC EWL   Medical Research Council Elsie Widdowson Laboratory (MRC EWL) conducts nutrition research and surveillance to improve the health of the population with a focus on cardiometabolic risk and obesity, musculoskeletal health, intestinal function and nutritional vulnerabilities.
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency   The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) is an Executive Agency within the Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP). They aim to provide high quality statistical and research information regarding Northern Ireland issues and to provide registration services to the public in the most effective and efficient way.