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Research Project: A Standing Committee for the Review of the Dietary Reference Intakes Framework

Location: Nutrition, Food Safety/Quality

Project Number: 0204-41510-001-101-G
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: Sep 1, 2021
End Date: Aug 31, 2025

mies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) will appoint a standing committee to review the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) review framework and process for future DRI reviews. The committee will consider the past experiences and learning from previous DRI reports including, the "Guiding Principles for Developing DRIs based on Chronic Disease," the recent meeting of experts on "Strategic Planning for a New Review of Macronutrient Dietary Reference Intakes," and other relevant documents related to the DRI process such as "Development of DRIs 1994-2004:Lessons Learned and New Challenges". The committee will produce letter reports in response to a range of questions relevant to the DRI framework and structuring reviews of the DRIs, as well as questions that may arise from various DRI consensus committees. The sponsor will utilize learnings from the standing committee discussions to inform future DRI reviews, including the new DRI review of macronutrients.

As part of this work, The National Academies will: • Meet or teleconference with the sponsoring project officer(s) and others he/she designates to review the Statement of Task and answer questions about the project. • Identify a standing committee of up to 6 people, with input from the sponsors and appointed by The National Academies. Standing committee members will be selected to represent a balance in viewpoints about the derivation of DRI values for these nutrients. Particular consideration will be given to selecting participants with expertise in the DRI process. Expertise should include, but not necessarily be limited to the following areas: (1) knowledge of the DRI framework and application of the DRIs, (2) familiarity with the HMD report on guiding principles for inclusion of chronic disease endpoints, (3) both US and Canadian perspectives, and (4) includes scientists from diverse backgrounds representing a range of career levels including mid-career researchers. Consultants with particular expertise should be used as required to augment the expertise of the committee throughout the project.