Conagra Food Science Institute

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.

The Conagra Foods Science Institute (CFSI) is a PR group established to promote ConAgra Foods. According to its website, its mission is to be "a resource for health professionals that contains nutrition information about ConAgra Foods products and interactive lifestyle counseling tools, as well as professional resources and educational opportunities on the evidence and research that support practical strategies for making small changes."[1]

The Institute targets health professionals such as registered dietitians through webinars and nutrition fact sheets. It also publishes the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.[2] The journal claims to be a "resource for practitioners seeking to incorporate lifestyle practices into clinical medicine."[3]


U.S. Consumer Affairs

Phone: 1-877-CONAGRA (1-877-266-2472)

Articles and Resources


  1. ConAgra Foods, ConAgra Foods Health Professionals, organization website, accessed June 5, 2013.
  2. Michele Simon, The Best Public Relations Money Can Buy, Center for Food Safety report, May 2013.
  3. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, publication website, accessed June 6, 2013.