suggested that the development of standards may need to be undertaken by a group outside government, much as the Common Core standards are being developed by an independent organization.

Those interested in the development of nutrition education standards could examine how other topical groups—such as those working on health education or sex education—have developed and updated standards. The framework developed by the National Research Council (NRC, 2012) for the development of the Common Core science standards was cited as a particularly valuable model for the development of standards.

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