The Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine was convened in 1940 in response to a request from the U.S. National Defense Advisory Commission to the National Academy of Sciences for aid in studying problems of nutrition in the United States. Today the FNB is the focal point for activities concerned with food, nutrition, and food safety, and their roles in health maintenance and disease prevention. Now in its 80th year, the FNB has continued its growth and expanded its reach both domestically and internationally, providing visionary leadership across a range of nutrition and food science issues toward the improvement of human health.
In honor of its 80 years of service to the nation, the FNB convened a public symposium to review the origin and history, policy influence, and future directions of the FNB. This publication summarizes the presentations of the event.
Table of Contents
|2 Opening Remarks and Perspectives from Leadership||5-8|
|3 Keynote Address||9-12|
|4 The Food and Nutrition Board's Impact on Nutrition and Science: Domestic and International Perspectives||13-26|
|5 New Challenges in Nutrition, Food Science, and Policy||27-44|
|6 Participant Discussion: Future Directions for the Food and Nutrition Board||45-60|
|7 Perspectives on the Future of the Food and Nutrition Board||61-64|
|Appendix A: Symposium Agenda||69-72|
|Appendix B: Acronyms and Abbreviations||73-74|
|Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Symposium Speakers and Moderators||75-92|
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