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Disney and Cartoon Network Pledge to Support Child Nutrition

Both the Walt Disney Company and the Cartoon Network pledged to stop using their cartoon characters to advertise food products for children that are high in calorie sand low in nutrients, after publication of the IOM reports Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity? and Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the way Toward Healthier Youth.

Report at a Glance

  • Fact Sheet: Glossary of Terms (PDF)
  • Fact Sheet: Report Overview (PDF)
  • Fact Sheet: Significant Growth in New Food Products Targeted to U.S. Children and Youth, 1994 to 2004 (PDF)
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Statement from the IOM Council on Vaccine Development

The IOM Council releases a statement on the urgent need for vaccine development in the United States.

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Crossing the Quality Chasm: The IOM Health Care Quality Initiative

In 1996, the IOM launched a concerted, ongoing effort focused on assessing and improving the nation's quality of care.

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Federal Nursing Home Reform Act Creates National Standards for Nursing Homes

The recommendations from the 1986 IOM report Improving the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes were translated into the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act, for the first time creating national standards of care and rights for people living in nursing homes.

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