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.

    The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. They lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.
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 Human Nutrition Research Unit (MRC HNR).

    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 HNR 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.
Medical Research Council   Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research Unit (MRC HNR) conducts nutrition research and surveillance to improve the health of the population with a focus on obesity and metabolic risk, musculoskeletal health, intestinal health and nutritional inequalities.
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.