Meetings

  • Global Harmonization of Methodological Approaches to Nutrient Intake Recommendations: A Workshop Date: September 21, 2017 - September 22, 2017 (2:30 AM Eastern)

    The Food and Nutrition Board, in partnership with the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nutrition Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will convene an ad hoc committee to plan and organize a workshop to explore questions about the uses of nutrient intake recommendations, the frameworks used for their development, the status of nutrient intake recommendations globally, and experiences and expertise in methodological approaches.
  • Meeting 2: Committee on Harmonization of Methods for Estimating Nutrient Intake References (Rome, Italy) Date: September 20, 2017 - September 22, 2017 (3:00 AM Eastern)

    The ad hoc committee will be meeting in-person and attending the workshop, Methodological Approaches to Global Harmonization of Nutrient Intake Recommendations, in Rome, Italy. The committee will be using the evidence presented and discussions that take place in the workshop to use a case-study approach to demonstrate the application of a methodological approach for deriving nutrient intake recommendations using a selected nutrient and generate recommendations for methodological approaches to achieve a uniform and consistent basis for setting nutrient intake recommendations for young children and women of child-bearing age across countries.
  • Redesigning the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans - Report Release (Webinar) Date: September 14, 2017 (11:00 AM Eastern)

    An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will undertake a study to review the entire process used to establish the Advisory Committee for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) and the subsequent development of the DGA. On September 14, 2017, the National Academies will host a webinar on this final report: Redesigning the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Advancing Obesity Solutions through Investments in the Built Environment: A Workshop Date: September 12, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    How can investments in the built environment advance obesity solutions? September 12, join the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions for a workshop that will explore the roles built environment policies and practices play in the prevention and treatment of obesity and will highlight promising, scalable, multi-sector strategies to create more healthful and equitable environments. Built environment topics that will be covered include urban planning and design, transportation systems, parks and recreation, and food systems. Register to attend either in person or via webcast. Due to seating capacity, in-person registration for this workshop is limited. The speakers' PowerPoint slides and a video recording of the proceedings will be available on this page shortly after the meeting. Learn more: http://bit.ly/ObesityRTBuiltEnvironment
  • Meeting 1: Committee on Harmonization of Methods for Estimating Nutrient Intake References (Videoconference) Date: August 23, 2017 (10:15 AM Eastern)

    The Committee on Harmonization of Methods for Estimating Nutrient Intake References will be holding a public meeting from 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM EDT on August 23, 2017 via videoconference. During this meeting, an overview of the study and additional background information will be provided. The study sponsor, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be given an orientation to the statement of task. Attendees may register to listen to the committee meeting online. Please direct any questions to Meredith Young at myoung@nas.edu.
  • Guiding Principles for Developing Dietary Reference Intakes Based on Chronic Disease - Report Release (Webinar) Date: August 3, 2017 (11:00 AM Eastern)

    An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) will undertake a study to assess options presented in the document Options for Consideration of Chronic Disease Endpoints for Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs): Summary Report from a Joint US/Canadian-sponsored Expert Panel (hereafter Options Report) and determine guiding principles for the inclusion of chronic disease endpoints for food substances that will be used by future National Academies committees in establishing Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). The committee shall provide justification for the selection (and non-selection) of options that served as the basis for the guiding principles, including additions not considered in the Options Report. On August 3, 2017, the National Academies will host a webinar on the report, The Development of Guiding Principles for the Inclusion of Chronic Disease Endpoints in Future Dietary Reference Intakes. Shiriki Kumanyika, committee chair, and Janet King, Marian Neuhouser, and Joseph Rodricks from the expert committee that wrote the report will present highlights from the report and take questions about its findings and recommendations.
  • Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice Report Discussion (Webinar) Date: July 25, 2017 (2:00 PM Eastern)

    WIC is one of the largest nutrition programs in the U.S., providing not only access to specific foods but also nutrition education and health and social service referrals for low-income infants; children up to age 5; and women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or postpartum. The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report recommended cost-neutral changes that include adding fish; increasing the amount of whole grains; and increasing vegetables and fruits as a trade-off for decreasing juice, milk, legumes, peanut butter, infant vegetables and fruits, and infant meats. It also recommended allowing women to receive the quantity of formula needed to support any level of breast-feeding. One of the committee’s overall recommendations was to increase the value of the voucher that participants receive to purchase vegetables and fruits in order to help improve consumption of these food groups and meet potassium and fiber requirements, which are often lacking. On July 25, 2017, the National Academies will host a webinar on the report, Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice. Kathleen Rasmussen, chair and Shannon Whaley, vice chair of the expert committee that wrote the report will present highlights from the report and take questions about its findings and recommendations.
  • A Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Evaluation of Federal, State, and Local Policies and Programs Date: June 21, 2017 - June 22, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The objectives of this 1½ day workshop include are to provide an overview of current and emerging strategies implemented at the federal, state, local, and tribal level intended to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by young children, ages 0-5 years of age, and explore the evidence on effectiveness, contextualize the strategies by considering patterns and trends in beverage consumption broadly, and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption specifically, by U.S. children, examine current guidelines for sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among young children, explore the role of industry on influencing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in young children, and identifying where knowledge gaps and opportunities exist for future policies, programs, and strategies.
  • Exploring Choices about Foods and Ingredients: Consumer, Food Industry, and Federal Government Perspectives Date: May 24, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    This Food Forum session will explore choices about foods and ingredients and will include consumer, private sector, and federal government perspectives.
  • The Challenge of Treating Obesity and Overweight: Learning What Works and Making it Happen—A Workshop Date: April 6, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    This workshop will explore what is known about current obesity treatment approaches and the challenges involved in implementing them.