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Protein and Calories Can Help Lessen Effects of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury; Benefits of Other Nutritional Approaches Need Further Study
Released: 4/20/2011

To help alleviate the effects of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), the U.S. Department of Defense should ensure that all military personnel with this type of injury receive adequate protein and calories immediately after the trauma and through the first two weeks of treatment, says a new report from the IOM.

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IOM Report Sets New Dietary Intake Levels for Calcium and Vitamin D To Maintain Health and Avoid Risks Associated With Excess
Released: 11/30/2010

Most Americans and Canadians up to age 70 need no more than 600 international units (IUs) of vitamin D per day to maintain health, and those 71 and older may need as much as 800 IUs, says a new IOM report.

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  • DRIs for Calcium and Vitamin D (HTML)
  • Infographic (PDF)
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  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
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Changes Needed to Improve Nutrition of Meals and Snacks Provided Through Federally Supported Day Care Food Program For Children and Adults
Released: 11/4/2010

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  • Detailed Information (PDF, HTML)
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  • Recommended Daily Meal Patterns for Breakfast, Lunch/Supper, and Snacks, Number of Servings and Range of Serving Sizes (HTML)
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Report Pinpoints Nutrients of Greatest Concern for Front-of-Package Symbols
Released: 10/13/2010

Nutrition rating systems and symbols on the fronts of food packaging would be most useful to consumers if they highlighted four nutrients of greatest concern – calories, saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium – says a new report from the IOM

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FDA Should Adopt Risk-Based Approach to Food Safety and Take Steps to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses More Effectively
Released: 6/8/2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's abilities to discover potential threats to food safety and prevent outbreaks of foodborne illness are hampered by impediments to efficient use of its limited resources and a piecemeal approach to gathering and using information on risks, says a new report by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.

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  • Recommended Risk-Based Approach (HTML)
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  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
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FDA Should Set Standards for Salt Added to Processed Foods, Prepared Meals
Released: 4/20/2010

Reducing Americans' excessive sodium consumption requires establishing new federal standards for the amount of salt that food manufacturers, restaurants, and food service companies can add to their products, says the IOM's report Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States.

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IOM Recommends New Nutritional Requirements for School Meal Programs
Released: 10/20/2009

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  • Comparison of Current Requirements and New Recommendations (PDF, HTML)
  • Press Release (HTML)
  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
  • Report Recommendations (HTML)
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