Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Related Topics

Agricultural Research Service FY 2004, FY 2005, FY 2006, and FY 2007 Annual Performance Plans
headline bar
1 - Introduction
2 - Table of Contents
3 - Goals 1 and 2
4 - Goal 3
5 - Goal 4
6 - Goal 5
7 - Goal 6
Goal 4

GOAL 4:  IMPROVE THE NATION’S NUTRITION AND HEALTH

 

GOAL 4 PROGRAMS

FY 2004

FY 2005

FY 2006

FY 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Human Nutrition

$82,504

$83,688

$81,653

$87,191

 

 

 

 

 

        Total

$82,504

$83,688

$81,653

$87,191

NOTE:  Dollars in Thousands.

 

Means and Strategies:  To successfully accomplish the research activities under this goal, ARS will need the resources reflected in the table above.

 

Verification and Validation:  ARS currently conducts a series of review processes designed to ensure the relevance and quality of its research work, and to maintain the highest possible standards for its scientists.  A more detailed description of the evaluation plans can be found in the introduction to this plan.

 

OBJECTIVE 4.1:  Promote Healthier Individual Food Choices and Lifestyles and Prevent Obesity; Improve Human Health by Better Understanding the Nutrient Requirements of Individuals and the Nutritional Value of Foods; Determine Food Consumption Patterns of Americans.

 

Performance Measure 4.1.1:  Scientifically assess the efficacy of enhancements to the nutritional value of our food supply and identify, conduct, and support intramural and extramural research to develop, test, and evaluate effective clinical and community dietary intervention strategies and programs for modifying diet, eating behavior, and food choices to improve the nutritional status of targeted populations.  A special emphasis is to prevent obesity and promote healthy dietary behaviors.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will

 

identify dietary and lifestyle intervention strategies to prevent obesity and promote healthy food choices and eating behaviors.

 

conduct research that enhances the nutritive value of the food supply.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will

 

identify dietary and lifestyle intervention strategies to prevent obesity and promote healthy food choices and eating behaviors.

 

conduct research that enhances the nutritive value of the food supply.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will

 

identify dietary and lifestyle intervention strategies to prevent obesity and promote healthy food choices and eating behaviors.

 

conduct research that enhances the nutritive value of the food supply.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will

 

identify dietary and lifestyle intervention strategies to prevent obesity and promote healthy food choices and eating behaviors.

 

conduct research that enhances the nutritive value of the food supply.

 

Performance Measure 4.1.2:  Define functions, bioavailability, interactions, and human requirements (including effects such as genetic, health status, and environmental factors) for known, emerging, and new classes of nutrients.  Determine the abundance of known, emerging, and new classes of nutrients in the food supply and provide that information in databases.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will

 

determine the functions, bioavailability, interactions, and requirements for known, emerging, and new classes of nutrients across the lifecycle.

 

develop new methods, conduct food composition analyses, and compile databases for known, emerging, and new classes of nutrients across the lifecycle.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will

 

determine the functions, bioavailability, interactions, and requirements for known, emerging, and new classes of nutrients across the lifecycle.

 

develop new methods, conduct food composition analyses, and compile databases for known, emerging, and new classes of nutrients across the lifecycle.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will

 

determine the functions, bioavailability, interactions, and requirements for known, emerging, and new classes of nutrients across the lifecycle.

 

develop new methods, conduct food composition analyses, and compile databases for known, emerging, and new classes of nutrients across the lifecycle.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will

 

determine the functions, bioavailability, interactions, and requirements for known, emerging, and new classes of nutrients across the lifecycle.

 

develop new methods, conduct food composition analyses, and compile databases for known, emerging, and new classes of nutrients across the lifecycle.

 

Performance Measure 4.1.3:  Determine food consumption patterns of Americans, including those of different ages, ethnicity, regions, and income levels.  Provide sound scientific analyses of food consumption information to enhance the effectiveness and management of national and community food and nutrition programs.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will

 

survey and analyze national food consumption patterns of Americans. 

 

develop and test new dietary assessment methods and nutritional status markers.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will

 

survey and analyze national food consumption patterns of Americans. 

 

develop and modify dietary assessment and nutritional status methods.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will

 

survey and analyze national food consumption patterns of Americans. 

 

develop and modify dietary assessment and nutritional status methods.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will

 

survey and analyze national food consumption patterns of Americans. 

 

develop and modify dietary assessment and nutritional status methods.

<< Previous    1     2     3     4     [5]     6     7     Next >>

Last Modified: 9/2/2005
Footer Content Back to Top of Page