Meetings

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Open Meeting: Planning Committee for a Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children Date: March 8, 2017 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    The Planning Committee for a Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children will hold an open meeting on March 08, 2017 from 9:00-10:30am ET. Attendees may register to attend in-person or listen to the open meeting online.
  • The Potential Role of Sleep in Obesity Prevention and Management: A Virtual Workshop (Webinar) Date: February 17, 2017 (12:00 PM Eastern)

    This virtual workshop will examine the potential relationship between sleep and obesity. A relatively new development in research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity is the increasing evidence and discussion about the potential relationship between sleep and obesity, as well as a strong interest on the part of the public health community in examining the evidence and its potential implications.
  • Incorporating Weight Management and Physical Activity Throughout the Cancer Care Continuum: A Workshop Date: February 13, 2017 - February 14, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The 1.5-day NCPF public workshop on Feb. 13-14, 2017 will examine the evidence for providing support for weight management and physical activity as part of routine cancer care.