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  • Workshop on the Public Health Effects of Food Deserts Stand Alone Workshop
    An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a two-day workshop on the public health implications of food deserts. In this context, food desert is defined as a rural or urban low-income neighborhood or community with limited access to affordable and...
  • Women's Health Research Consensus Study
    The IOM’s study on women’s health research will examine recent findings in women’s health and how women, providers, and the public receive health information.
  • Reexamination of IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines Consensus Study
    An ad hoc committee will review and update the 1990 Institute of Medicine recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy and recommend ways to encourage their adoption through clinical guidance, consumer education, and public health strategies
  • Depression, Parenting Practices, and the Healthy Development of Children Consensus Study
    A NRC/IOM Committee on Depression, Parenting Practices, and the Healthy Development of Children
  • Impact of Pregnancy Weight on Maternal and Child Health: A Workshop Stand Alone Workshop
    A committee will organize and convene a workshop and will prepare a summary of the workshop to describe what is known about recent trends in maternal weight gain (prior to, during, and after pregnancy) and the impact of maternal weight during...
  • Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Healthy Outcomes Consensus Study
    An IOM committee will define and address the health related and economic consequences of premature birth.
  • Dietary Reference Intakes for Macronutrients Consensus Study
    The Food and Nutrition Board's (FNB's) Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) Standing Committee has recently established the Panel on Macronutrients to review and evaluate the scientific literature and interpret the depth of current knowledge on protein,...
  • Panel on Folate, Other B Vitamins, and Choline Consensus Study
    This panel reviewed the scientific literature on folate and its synthetic form (folic acid) and on other B vitamins to evaluate human requirements and relationships with chronic conditions, and examined dietary and supplement intake data for these...