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  • Updating the USDA National Breastfeeding Campaign: A Workshop Stand Alone Workshop
    An IOM committee will plan and conduct a one day public workshop on breastfeeding promotion and support in the WIC Program with special emphasis on the USDA national breastfeeding campaign, “Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work.”
  • Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines: Dissemination Workshops and Related Activities Stand Alone Workshop
    The IOM and the National Research Council will develop a series of information resources to support guidance based on the recommendations of the report "Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines."
  • Workshop on the Public Health Effects of Food Deserts Stand Alone Workshop
    An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a two-day workshop on the public health implications of food deserts. In this context, food desert is defined as a rural or urban low-income neighborhood or community with limited access to affordable and...
  • Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public Stand Alone Workshop
    The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and The Bravewell Collaborative have partnered to convene a summit that will explore the science and practice of integrative medicine — health care that addresses together the mental, emotional, and physical aspects...
  • Reexamination of IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines Consensus Study
    An ad hoc committee will review and update the 1990 Institute of Medicine recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy and recommend ways to encourage their adoption through clinical guidance, consumer education, and public health strategies
  • Impact of Pregnancy Weight on Maternal and Child Health: A Workshop Stand Alone Workshop
    A committee will organize and convene a workshop and will prepare a summary of the workshop to describe what is known about recent trends in maternal weight gain (prior to, during, and after pregnancy) and the impact of maternal weight during...
  • Dietary Reference Intakes for Macronutrients Consensus Study
    The Food and Nutrition Board's (FNB's) Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) Standing Committee has recently established the Panel on Macronutrients to review and evaluate the scientific literature and interpret the depth of current knowledge on protein,...
  • Panel on Folate, Other B Vitamins, and Choline Consensus Study
    This panel reviewed the scientific literature on folate and its synthetic form (folic acid) and on other B vitamins to evaluate human requirements and relationships with chronic conditions, and examined dietary and supplement intake data for these...