Global Harmonization of Methodological Approaches to Nutrient Intake Recommendations: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief


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While there is consistency between many developed countries, including the U.S., Canada, and European Union countries, in methodological approaches used to derive an average nutrient requirement and upper intake level, which are the basis for setting nutrient requirements for a population, there remains considerable inconsistency across other national and international bodies, particularly in the developing world, in approaches used to set nutrient intake recommendations for specific population groups. On September 21-22, 2017 the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, in partnership with the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development of the World Health Organization and the Nutrition Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization, convened a workshop in Rome, Italy to explore the evidence for achieving global harmonization of methodological approaches to establishing nutrient intake recommendations. This Proceedings of a Workshop – In Brief highlights key points made by individual speakers during the workshop presentations and discussions.