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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Applying nutrition science to the public's health

item O'neil, Carol
item Nicklas, Theresa

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/1/2010
Publication Date: 9/13/2010
Citation: O'Neil, C.E., Nicklas, T.A. 2010. Applying nutrition science to the public's health. Book Chapter. Chapter 2:14-47.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The contents of this review focuses on six key areas: 1) Explaining how and why nutrition policies, programs, and practice must be evidence-based; 2) Evaluating the peer-reviewed literature and assess bodies of evidence used to form nutrition policies and recommendations; 3) Comparing and contrasting different types of research studies and explain how they are used to form policies, programs, and consumer information; 4) Explaining how and why nutrition policies, recommendations, and programs are changed at regular intervals; 5) Defending U.S. nutrition policies and recommendations; and, 6) Using the same resources as public health nutritionists to keep pace with current research or available programs that are grounded in research. In summary, this chapter reviewed the science behind public health policies, programs, nutrition education materials and legislation and the interrelationship among these elements.

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