Nutrition monitoring in the United States : the directory of federal and state nutrition monitoring activities
Published Date:September 1992
Corporate Authors:United States. Interagency Committee on Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research. ; National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.) ;
Series:DHHS publication, no. (PHS) 92-1255-1
Description:Nutrition monitoring in the United States is a complex system of coordinated activities that provides information about the dietary, nutritional, and related health status of Americans; the relationships between diet and health; and the factors affecting dietary and nutritional status. Surveys, surveillance systems, and other monitoring activities comprise the measurement component areas of the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Program (NNMRRP), which was recently strengthened with the passage of the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990. The Act required the development of a 10-Year Comprehensive Plan for Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research that has as its primary goal the establishment of a comprehensive national nutrition monitoring and related research program by:
• collecting quality data that are continuous, coordinated, timely, and reliable
• using comparable methods for data collection and reporting of results
• conducting relevant research, and
• efficiently and effectively disseminating and exchanging information with data users.
The Interagency Board for Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research (IBNMRR), co-chaired by the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services and the Assistant Secretary for Food and Consumer Services, Department of Agriculture, is responsible for overseeing implementation of this 10-Year Plan. A roster of the member agencies of the Board can be found on page iii. Correspondence to the Board or its members can be directed to the Executive Secretary/Department Liaison for the appropriate Department.
The Directory of Federal and State Nutrition Monitoring Activities, which is to be updated every 3 years, is part of the effort to improve dissemination of nutrition monitoring data. Published under the guidance of the Working Group on Federal-State Relations and Information Dissemination of the IBNMRR, it is an updated version of the first Directory published in 1989.
Suggested citation: Interagency Board for Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research. Wright J, ed. Nutrition Monitoring in the United States: The Directory of Federal and State Nutrition Monitoring Activities. Hyattsville, Maryland: Public Health Service, 1992.
ISBN 0-16 -038045-6
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