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National Nutrition Monitoring 
These programs form the foundation of all nutritional epidemiology in the U.S. and provide snapshots of the nutritional health of the nation and its food supply. We will expand and improve the National Nutrient Databank which provides food composition data. We will determine food consumption and dietary patterns of Americans as part of the What We Eat in America survey, the diet component the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), done in partnership with CDC.

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Quality control in national reference food composition databases

:National Nutrition Monitoring
: food composition, data quality, food sampling design plans
Josephine Deeks33 - 21 2012 / (2)
In order to utilize the food consumption data results in terms of nutrient intakes for nutrition population studies, governments must maintain a reliable, unbiased, nationally representative database of the nutrient profiles of commonly consumed foods. These national reference nutrient databases should strive not to try be all things to all ...
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Increase support for National Nutrition Monitoring

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Ann Albertson8 - 11 2012 / (0)
National Nutrition Monitoring and NHANES are invaluable in providing both the public and the private sectors with current and continuous measures of both food and nutrient intakes for the U.S. population as well as vital health tracking data such as obesity rates. This continuous monitoring is increasingly more important as ...
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Assess differences in nutrient intakes and health outcomes

:National Nutrition Monitoring
: dietary guidelines
Liz Wilkins26 - 12 2012 / (0)
Consumers respond better to dietary guidance that talks about specific foods versus specific nutrients. Expanding research programs that focus on health outcomes associated with specific foods and dietary patterns will provide data that will help develop more specific dietary guidance for consumers.
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Need to better understand the protein requirements for the aging population

:National Nutrition Monitoring
: protein, aging, muscle
Betsy Booren32 - 15 2012 / (0)
New research suggests that higher protein diets for older individuals may improve muscle health. The impact on reducing healthcare costs (in terms of falls, etc), particularly with a rise in this demographic predicted over the next few years may be significant. Need to determine what role protein plays in the ...
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Expansion of National Nutrition Monitoring

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Gregory Miller22 - 15 2012 / (0)
National nutrition monitoring programs are invaluable as a common information base for food composition data and information on consumption patterns and nutrient intakes of Americans. With the collective goal of helping Americans achieve better quality diets and health, these datasets are widely used across government programs, in nutrition and health ...
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Need for an accurate and up-to-date food/nutrient database to track progress against public health goals.

:National Nutrition Monitoring
: nutrient database, real-time branded product information
Betsy Booren32 - 15 2012 / (0)
The efficacy of a number of national nutrition policies is judged based on nutrient intake levels reported in USDA nutrition monitoring systems. Unless these systems reflect accurate, branded and real-time changes in the packaged food and beverage supply, actual progress against public health goals cannot be measured. Between 2002 and ...
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Role of NHANES/WWEIA in Dietary Exposure Assessment

:National Nutrition Monitoring
: dietary exposure
David Miller4 - 15 2012 / (0)
The EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs makes extensive use of USDA's "What We Eat in America" (NHANES/WWEIA) in our risk assessments for pesticides, and these form an integral part of our work in ensuring a safe food supply. The information of foods "as eaten" collected under NHANES/WWEIA is converted to ...
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Importance of National Nutrition Monitoring and Data for At-risk Groups

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Mardi Mountford22 - 15 2012 / (0)
The International Formula Council (IFC) agrees this is an important research priority. Of particular importance are surveys that provide adequate data to monitor the nutrition of at-risk groups: infants, young children, pre/post partum women, the elderly, those with chronic disease, and minority populations.