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  • Progress In Preventing Childhood Obesity Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine is undertaking a study to design a dissemination effort that will assess progress in obesity prevention actions and promote the implementation of the findings and recommendations for the IOM report, Preventing Childhood...
  • Dietary Reference Intakes: Framing the Next Generation Stand Alone Workshop
    The symposium, sponsored by the Food and Nutrition Board, will consider mechanisms and criteria for deciding when to review a DRI. Vitamin D will be discussed as a case study. We invite you to attend and participate in shaping the next phase of...
  • Process to Identify and Assess the Unintended Effects of Genetically Engineered Foods on Human Health Consensus Study
    The task presented to this committee by the sponsors was to outline science-based approaches to assess or predict unintended health effects of genetically engineered foods in order to assist in their evaluation.
  • Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine is undertaking a study assessing the nature of childhood obesity in the United States and developing a recommendations to decrease its prevalence that focus on prevention.
  • Implications of Dioxin in the Food Supply Consensus Study
    An Institute of Medicine committee conducted a study to review the scientific evidence of the impact of dioxin and dioxin-like compounds on the safety of the U.S. food supply.
  • Examination of the Evolving Science in Dietary Supplements Consensus Study
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  • Proposed Definition of Dietary Fiber Consensus Study
    The panel developed a proposed definition for dietary fiber, based on review of other proposed definitions and those currently in use by the Canadian and U.S. governments.
  • 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...