Conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, the NHANES is a program of studies that assess the health and nutritional status of U.S. citizens, including children. Read More
Knowing what Americans eat and how their diets affect their health provides valuable information to guide policies on food safety, food labeling, food assistance, military rations and dietary guidance. Nutrition monitoring is necessary for evaluating public health strategies, the effectiveness of food and nutrition programs, and making the connection between diet and health.
Tools that allow analysis of food, such as nutrient databases, are integral to tracking individual and population nutrient consumption and should be updated to reflect foods in the current marketplace. It is crucial that the Academy has the research to support the value of our services and provide outcome measures. This research is used as the basis for the need for services provided by our members in legislation and policy.
The Academy continues to work to support nutrition inclusion in health information technology, with recent successes focusing on the adoption of electronic health record standards that include nutrition components. Read More
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to develop this important guide for healthy eating for Americans. Read More
Oral Testimony of the American Dietetic Association Second Meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Read More