Food and health research comprises multiple disciplines and a broad research area. To assure a balanced attention for the area as a whole, the mapping was be organised around the ‘DISH’ model: ‘Determinants, Intake, Status, and Health’, which represents four key building blocks of the research area as well as different stages of RI development. To go beyond existing mappings, we synthesized the results by integrating the needs for hard & soft RIs as well as governance; moreover as this had identify newly emerging gaps and needs, it defined larger entities of required RIs. We developed a conceptual design and roadmap for implementing the most important RIs. It includes links with basic and human science infrastructures, as well as integration and collaboration with industry, third countries and feasibility.