The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has a long history of examining the nation’s nutritional well-being and providing sound and providing guidance to policy makers and the public about the application of nutrition and food sciences to improve human health.
Established in 1940, the Food and Nutrition Board studies issues of national and global importance on the safety and adequacy of the U.S. food supply; establishes principles and guidelines for good nutrition; and provides authoritative judgment on the relationships among food intake, nutrition, and health maintenance and disease prevention.
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Advancing Nutrition and Food Science
80 Years of Advising the Nation on Nutrition and Food Policy
Since 1940, the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) has been advising the nation on issues related to food, nutrition, and food safety, and their roles in maintaining good health and preventing diet-related disease. The FNB studies issues of national and global importance on the safety and adequacy of the food supply; establishes principles and guidelines for good nutrition; and provides authoritative judgment on the relationships among food intake, nutrition, and health. In recognition of 80 years of advising the nation on issues of food and nutrition policy, FNB will host a symposium on February 28, 2020. You can view the agenda and register to attend on our event page. We hope to see you there!
Guidance from FNB’s activities ensures that nutrition policy reflects the most up-to-date evidence, ultimately supporting the health of Americans and global citizens alike. Your support of FNB contributes to healthier populations and a safe and adequate food supply; and acknowledges the impact of our continued work. Make a gift today in honor of our 80th Anniversary.
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