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  • 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.
  • Evaluation of the Addition of Ingredients New to Infant Formula Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine, through its Food and Nutrition Board, will conduct a 24-month study that will be a thorough and comprehensive review of the evidence base for the safety of ingredients new to oral formulas for term infants.
  • 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...