• incorporating new dietary intake assessment methods and elements of the evidence-based review method into nutritional risk assessment,

  • addressing uncertainties more explicitly,

  • achieving a more complete separation between risk assessment and risk management,

  • holding a workshop to test a risk assessment model for a nutrient,

  • conducting methodological research related to nutritional risk assessment, and

  • developing strategies for data collection related to nutritional risk assessment.

In addition, attention was directed to the need for improved communication targeted to consumers. Some presenters and discussants expressed strong viewpoints or made recommendations. Their viewpoints and recommendations should not be viewed as workshop conclusions or recommendations.

The agenda for the workshop appears in Appendix A, and Appendix B lists the workshop participants. Appendix C contains biographical sketches for the presenters, moderators, and discussants. Appendix D lists acronyms and abbreviations used throughout this workshop.

The workshop was supported jointly by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, the Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium, the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation, and the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board’s Food Forum. The following Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium members provided financial support: Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Agricultural Research Service and the Office of Risk Assessment and Cost–Benefit Analysis). In addition, the members of the Nutritional Risk Assessment Work Group of the Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium are acknowledged for their involvement.

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