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Activities Index

  • Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention Standing Committee
    This committee, comprised of national leaders in various fields such as medicine, disease prevention, sociology, psychology, public policy, the private sector, and nutrition, will be responsible for the oversight and creation of separate ad-hoc...
  • 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
  • Workshop on the Adequacy of Evidence for Physical Activity Guideline Development Stand Alone Workshop
    The IOM organized a workshop to explore whether there is a sufficient evidence base to develop a comprehensive set of physical activity guidelines for Americans.
  • 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...
  • Joint U.S.-Mexico Workshop on Childhood Obesity Prevention Stand Alone Workshop
    The IOM, in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, convened a two-day workshop to explore common issues and the potential for collaboration in the area of preventing childhood obesity in populations of Mexican origin.
  • Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine established a committee to review and make recommendations regarding appropriate nutritional standards for the availability, sale, content, and consumption of foods at school, with attention given to foods offered in...
  • Adolescent Health and Development Standing Committee
    The mission of this standing committee is to bring the collective knowledge and analytic tools of the behavioral, social, and health sciences to bear on the assessment of policies and programs for youth.
  • 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...
  • Food Marketing and the Diets of Children and Youth Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine, through the Food and Nutrition Board and the Board on Children, Youth, and Families, will undertake a comprehensive study of the science-based effects of food marketing on the diets and health of children and youth in the...
  • Review of the WIC Food Packages Consensus Study
    Review of the WIC Food Packages: The Institute of Medicine, through the Food and Nutrition Board, proposes to undertake a 22-month study that will use current scientific information to review the nutritional requirements and assess the supplemental...