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News and Announcements

The latest news from HMD, including information about new reports, activities, meetings, and other noteworthy events.


Media Advisory

IOM Report Examines New Studies on Salt Intake Levels and Health Outcomes
Released: 5/6/2013

Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, examines a group of recent studies that look at the connections between sodium consumption and health outcomes like heart disease and death, in contrast with previous studies that link sodium intake to blood pressure. The report also examines the potential health outcomes of reducing sodium consumption from the levels many Americans eat as well as to the lower end of intake levels recommended for population subgroups.

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Measuring Youth Fitness: Institute of Medicine Report Releases Thursday, Sept. 27
Released: 9/25/2012

Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, identifies which techniques to assess fitness in youths have the strongest evidence base and offers guidance to those developing and conducting national youth fitness surveys and school-based fitness testing.

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Speeding Progress Against Obesity Crisis: IOM Report Release May 8
Released: 4/30/2012

The surge in America’s obesity rates demands faster progress to stop and reverse these trends. Accelerating Progress on Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation, the Institute of Medicine’s latest report on combating the obesity epidemic, focuses on strategies that various sectors of society can take to support individuals' and families' efforts to achieve healthy diets and physical activity levels.

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IOM Report on Safety of Imported Foods, Drugs to Be Discussed at Public Briefing
Released: 4/4/2012

Members of the Institute of Medicine committee that wrote the new report Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad will discuss their report with interested stakeholders and reporters at a one-hour public briefing. The briefing will begin at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 4, in the First Amendment Lounge of the National Press Club, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Front-of-Package Symbols and Systems: IOM Phase 2 Report
Released: 10/18/2011

Shoppers may be confused by the proliferation of symbols and nutrition rating systems on food packaging in recent years intended to help consumers make healthy choices. Moreover, questions have been raised about the nutritional criteria underlying different systems. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase II Report recommends criteria and a process that federal agencies could use to develop a single front-of-package system and icons that would help consumers compare foods and beverages and instantly recognize healthier options.

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Childhood Obesity Prevention From Birth Through Preschool: IOM Report Releases June 23
Released: 6/17/2011

Recommendations for preventing childhood obesity have mainly focused on children from kindergarten ages through young adulthood. However, evidence points to early childhood as a critical period for assessing the beginnings of obesity and implementing preventive measures. Obesity Prevention Policies for Young Children, a new report from the IOM, recommends evidence-based strategies and policies to promote healthy weights in children from birth to age 5.

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TBI Therapy and Nutrition: IOM Report Releases April 20
Released: 4/14/2011

A new report from the IOM recommends which nutritional approaches DOD should adopt and priorities for further research into nutrients and diets that show promise for being effective in providing resilience or treating the immediate and near-term effects of brain injury, particularly TBI.

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Calcium and Vitamin D – Updated Dietary Reference Intakes From IOM
Released: 11/19/2010

Vitamin D and calcium have been the focus of much research since the IOM set nutritional reference values for them in 1997. Known as Dietary Reference Intakes, the values for these and other nutrients serve as a guide for good nutrition and provide the scientific basis for the development of food guidelines in both the United States and Canada. Updated DRIs for these two nutrients are presented in a new IOM report, Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D, which will be released on Tuesday, November 30.

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Changes to Day Care Meals Recommended by New IOM Report
Released: 10/26/2010

Roughly 3 million children and 114,000 functionally impaired adults and other adults over age 60 received meals and snacks at day care facilities through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in 2010. Child and Adult Care Food Programs: Aligning Dietary Guidance for All, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, recommends changes to bring CACFP’s meal requirements into line with current nutrition science and dietary guidelines. The report will be released with a one-hour telephone briefing on Thursday, Nov. 4.

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Embargo Lifted: IOM Report on Reducing Sodium Intakes
Released: 4/20/2010

The embargo has been lifted on Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States, a new report by the Institute of MedicineThe embargo has been lifted on Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States, a new report by the Institute of Medicine The embargo has been lifted on Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States, a new report by the Institute of Medicine that says reducing Americans' excessive sodium consumption requires new federal standards for the amount of salt in foods.

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