Meetings

  • The Current Understanding of Pre-Pregnancy Weight, Gestational Weight Gain, and the Impacts on Maternal and Child Health Among Women with Obesity: A Virtual Workshop (Webinar) Date: June 13, 2018 (12:00 PM Eastern)

    This virtual workshop will examine issues related to obesity before, during, and after pregnancy. The webinar will feature individual invited speakers and presentations that build on previous topics covered by the Academies since the 2009 report on weight gain in pregnancy, including prepregnancy weight status, gestational weight gain, and effects of gestational weight gain on maternal and child health.
  • Understanding and Overcoming the Challenge of Obesity and Overweight in the Armed Forces: A Workshop Date: May 7, 2018 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    A one-day public workshop that will examine the challenges posed by obesity and overweight in the armed forces and explore opportunities to overcome those challenges.
  • Meeting 4: Committee to Review the Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium Open Session (Webinar) Date: March 9, 2018 (9:30 AM Eastern)

    The Committee to Review the Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium will be holding a public meeting on March 9, 2018 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am ET via web conference only. During this meeting, Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika from Drexel University will discuss health implications of sodium intake for different subpopulations and will answer questions from the committee members. To view this web-based public meeting, please register using the link on the right side of the page. Please direct any questions to Meredith Young at myoung@nas.edu. There will also be a public workshop on March 7, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM ET. For more information, please click here.
  • Public Workshop for the Committee to Review the Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium Date: March 7, 2018 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The Committee to Review the Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium will hold a public workshop on March 7, 2018 from 8 AM to 5:15 PM ET at the Keck Center in Washington, DC (500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Attendees may register to attend in-person or listen to the workshop online. Space for in-person attendance is limited and attendees may be asked to view the workshop from an overflow room, should we reach capacity. For in-person attendees there will be an opportunity to address the committee; each individual will have 3 minutes to make his or her remarks. If you are unable to attend the meeting please feel free to submit public comments at any time to NaKDRIReview@nas.edu. There will also be a web-based public session on March 9, 2018 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM ET. For more information, please click here.
  • Meeting 1: Committee to Review the Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium (Webinar) Date: December 6, 2017 (2:30 PM Eastern)

    The Committee to Review the Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium will be holding a public meeting on December 6, 2017 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM EST via web conferencing. During this meeting, the study sponsors will provide an overview of the statement of task and answer questions from the committee members. To attend this web-based public meeting, please register using the link on the right side of the page. Please direct any questions to Meredith Young at myoung@nas.edu.
  • Redesigning the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans - Report Release (Webinar) Date: September 14, 2017 (11:00 AM Eastern)

    An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will undertake a study to review the entire process used to establish the Advisory Committee for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) and the subsequent development of the DGA. On September 14, 2017, the National Academies will host a webinar on this final report: Redesigning the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Advancing Obesity Solutions through Investments in the Built Environment: A Workshop Date: September 12, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    How can investments in the built environment advance obesity solutions? September 12, join the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions for a workshop that will explore the roles built environment policies and practices play in the prevention and treatment of obesity and will highlight promising, scalable, multi-sector strategies to create more healthful and equitable environments. Built environment topics that will be covered include urban planning and design, transportation systems, parks and recreation, and food systems. Register to attend either in person or via webcast. Due to seating capacity, in-person registration for this workshop is limited. The speakers' PowerPoint slides and a video recording of the proceedings will be available on this page shortly after the meeting. Learn more: http://bit.ly/ObesityRTBuiltEnvironment
  • Guiding Principles for Developing Dietary Reference Intakes Based on Chronic Disease - Report Release (Webinar) Date: August 3, 2017 (11:00 AM Eastern)

    An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) will undertake a study to assess options presented in the document Options for Consideration of Chronic Disease Endpoints for Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs): Summary Report from a Joint US/Canadian-sponsored Expert Panel (hereafter Options Report) and determine guiding principles for the inclusion of chronic disease endpoints for food substances that will be used by future National Academies committees in establishing Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). The committee shall provide justification for the selection (and non-selection) of options that served as the basis for the guiding principles, including additions not considered in the Options Report. On August 3, 2017, the National Academies will host a webinar on the report, The Development of Guiding Principles for the Inclusion of Chronic Disease Endpoints in Future Dietary Reference Intakes. Shiriki Kumanyika, committee chair, and Janet King, Marian Neuhouser, and Joseph Rodricks from the expert committee that wrote the report will present highlights from the report and take questions about its findings and recommendations.
  • A Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Evaluation of Federal, State, and Local Policies and Programs Date: June 21, 2017 - June 22, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The objectives of this 1½ day workshop include are to provide an overview of current and emerging strategies implemented at the federal, state, local, and tribal level intended to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by young children, ages 0-5 years of age, and explore the evidence on effectiveness, contextualize the strategies by considering patterns and trends in beverage consumption broadly, and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption specifically, by U.S. children, examine current guidelines for sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among young children, explore the role of industry on influencing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in young children, and identifying where knowledge gaps and opportunities exist for future policies, programs, and strategies.
  • The Challenge of Treating Obesity and Overweight: Learning What Works and Making it Happen—A Workshop Date: April 6, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    This workshop will explore what is known about current obesity treatment approaches and the challenges involved in implementing them.