The Glycemic Index Foundation (Limited)
The Glycemic Index Foundation (GIF) is a not-for-profit health promotion charity supported by The University of Sydney and JDRF (Australia). GIF is committed to providing Australians with information and tools to improve their health through scientifically-backed low GI healthy eating principles.
Our main goal is to educate consumers and healthcare professionals about the benefits of a healthy low GI diet in the prevention and control of life-style related chronic diseases. This includes facilitating the management of diabetes, weight loss and weight loss maintenance and reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, diabetes complications and other chronic lifestyle diseases.
We also strive to assist food manufacturers to make nutritionally healthy low GI choices available to consumers in each food and beverage category.
To make healthy choices easier we developed the GI Symbol Program. The GI Symbol is a powerful tool for quickly and reliably making healthy food choices when grocery shopping. It is our guarantee to consumers that the GI value stated near the nutrition information label is accurate and that the food meets strict nutritional criteria that are consistent with international dietary guidelines.