Meetings

  • Open Meeting: Planning Committee for a Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children Date: March 8, 2017 (9:00 AM Eastern)

    The Planning Committee for a Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children will hold an open meeting on March 08, 2017 from 9:00-10:30am ET. Attendees may register to attend in-person or listen to the open meeting online.
  • Exploring the True Cost of Food: A Workshop Date: April 23, 2012 - April 24, 2012 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The Planning Committee on Exploring the True Cost of Food will convene a workshop to explore the hidden costs of food production. This 1.5 day workshop will examine the costs of food when environmental externalities and unintended public health consequences are accounted.
  • Report Release: Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad Date: April 4, 2012 (1:00 PM Eastern)

    Public release of Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad
  • Meeting 2/Workshop: Examination of the Adequacy of Food Resources and SNAP Allotments Date: March 28, 2012 - March 29, 2012 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    An IOM committee will examine the adequacy of Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) allotments, specifically the (1) the feasibility of establishing an objective, evidence-based, science-driven definition of SNAP benefit adequacy consistent with the program goals of improving food security and access to a healthy diet, and other relevant dimensions of adequacy, and (2) data and analyses needed to support an evidence-based assessment of the adequacy of SNAP allotments
  • Review of the Child and Adult Care Food Program: Future Research Needs Date: February 7, 2012 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    At the request of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is planning to hold a one-day workshop to explore methodologies for design of a nationally representative survey of child care settings. It is a continuation of the review of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal requirements carried out by an IOM consensus committee, which released the report, Child and Adult Care Food Program: Aligning Dietary Guidance for All, in October, 2010.
  • A Workshop on Alliances for Obesity Prevention: Finding Common Ground Date: October 20, 2011 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The IOM will hold a public workshop titled “Alliances for Obesity Prevention: Finding Common Ground.” The workshop will be hosted by the IOM Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention. The purposes of the workshop include: 1) Hearing from organizations and/or movements that may be allies for obesity prevention, and engendering dialogue with those organizations to identify common ground; 2) Discussing how to develop innovative alliances that will maximize resources, accelerate progress, and sustain efforts toward obesity prevention; and 3) Learning from other public health initiatives that have benefitted from forming such alliances in order to maximize resources and accelerate progress. The workshop is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • Nutrition and Healthy Aging in the Community: A Workshop Date: October 5, 2011 - October 6, 2011 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    Recent trends reveal that growing numbers of older adults now seek to live independently in the community setting. This shift creates new challenges for the older people, their caregivers, and social services and nutrition professionals who seek to assure the availability of nutrition and other services for this population. Nutrition needs are not always understood and nutrition services are fragmented and poorly integrated with other services. Coverage and reimbursement for such services also remain serious limitations, thus increasing the possibility that older persons requiring services fall through gaps in this tenuous service net. A better understanding of the issues is needed.
  • Workshop on Understanding the Relationship between Food Insecurity and Obesity Date: November 16, 2010 - November 18, 2010 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The IOM will hold a workshop to explore the paradox of hunger and obesity and the relationship between these two social problems. Attendees will discuss the current state of research as well as the need for new data and analysis in order to further understand this complex relationship.
  • Leveraging Food Technology for Obesity Prevention and Reduction Efforts: A Workshop Date: November 2, 2010 - November 3, 2010 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The Food Forum of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) will convene a workshop on the current and potential role of food technology in addressing today’s most critical public health challenge – overweight and obesity.
  • Meeting 1: Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols Phase II Date: October 26, 2010 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    As a first step toward clearing up consumer confusion about food labeling and in response to a congressional directive, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration have asked the IOM to undertake a review of “front-of-package” nutrition rating systems and symbols. An IOM committee will begin by focusing on the nutrition criteria underlying the rating systems, and considering the purpose and overall merits of these types of programs.