To fulfill CSI's mission, CSI staff focus on two strategic priorities:
1. CSI maintains a Nutrition Information Service to inform Canadian health professionals, educators, consumers and the media about current scientific information on sugars, carbohydrates and health.
To accomplish this, the Nutrition Information Service:
- Collects and disseminates current research findings using peer-reviewed scientific evidence on sugars, carbohydrates, and health;
- Develops and regularly updates print and digital communications that reflect the highest level of scientific evidence;
- Applies key principles in knowledge translation to improve the effectiveness of all communications; and
- Cooperates with allied groups in the areas of research, education, and communications.
The Nutrition Information Service is managed by qualified nutrition professionals including registered dietitians and nutrition researchers and is guided by a Scientific Advisory Council.
2. CSI provides industry consensus to government on international trade policy, agreements, and disputes, and works collaboratively with other stakeholders to advance mutual objectives.
CSI's key international trade objectives include:
- Improving access to the United States and other export markets;
- Supporting efforts to gain more liberalized sugar trade globally;
- Seeking redress from unfair international trade practices; and
- Enhancing awareness of the industry's value-added contribution to Canadian food manufacturing.
The Institute is not involved in any product sales, marketing, or promotion activities.