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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 1991. Improving America's Diet and Health: From Recommendations to Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1452.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 1991. Improving America's Diet and Health: From Recommendations to Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1452.
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Acronyms AHA AOA CDC CES DHHS DOD DVA EFNEP FDA FD&C Act FDPIR FMI FNB ENS FSP FTC GAO GSA HNIS IMPS Institutional Meat Purchase Specifications NCEP National Cholesterol Education Program NET Nutrition Education and Training Program NHANES II Second National Health and Nutrition Examination American Heart Association Administration on Aging Centers for Disease Control Cooperative Extension Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department of Defense U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Food and Drug Administration Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Food Marketing Institute Food and Nutrition Board Food and Nutrition Service Food Stamp Program Federal Trade Commission U.S. General Accounting Office General Services Administration Human Nutrition Information Service NHBPEP Survey, 1976-1980 National High Blood Pressure Education Program 227

228 ACRONYMS NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute NIH National Institutes of Health NRA National Restaurant Association PSAs Public Service Announcements RDAs Recommended Dietary Allowances USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USRDAs United States Recommended Daily Allowances WIC Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, In fants, and Children

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Written and organized to be accessible to a wide range of readers, Improving America's Diet and Health explores how Americans can be persuaded to adopt healthier eating habits. Moving well beyond the "pamphlet and public service announcement" approach to dietary change, this volume investigates current eating patterns in this country, consumers' beliefs and attitudes about food and nutrition, the theory and practice of promoting healthy behaviors, and needs for further research.

The core of the volume consists of strategies and actions targeted to sectors of society—government, the private sector, the health professions, the education community—that have special responsibilities for encouraging and enabling consumers to eat better. These recommendations form the basis for three principal strategies necessary to further the implementation of dietary recommendations in the United States.

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