Nutrition monitoring in the United States : the directory of federal and state nutrition monitoring and related research activities
Published Date:October 1998
Corporate Authors:United States. Interagency Board on Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research. ; National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.) ;
Series:DHHS publication, no. (PHS) 99-1255
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. Nutrition monitoring and surveillance data are used for Federal policymaking including food safety, food fortification, food labeling, dietary guidance, tracking progress toward nutrition and health objectives, and setting nutrition research priorities. Surveys, surveillance systems, and other monitoring activities comprise the measurement component areas of the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Program (NNMRRP), which was strengthened with the passage of the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990. The Act required the development of a 10-Yearomprehensive 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 Directory of Federal and State Nutrition Monitoring Activities is part of an effort to improve dissemination of nutrition monitoring data. The first Directory was published in 1989. The 1998 Directory represents an update and expansion of the second Directory, published in 1992.
Suggested citation: Interagency Board for Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research. Bialostosky K, ed. Nutrition monitoring in the United States: The directory of Federal and State nutrition monitoring and related research activities. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics. 1998.
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