Leveraging Action to
Support Dissemination of the
Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines
Committee on Implementation
of the IOM Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines
Board on Children, Youth, and Families
Food and Nutrition Board
Anne Brown Rodgers and Ann L. Yaktine, Rapporteurs
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COMMITTEE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE IOM PREGNANCY WEIGHT GAIN GUIDELINES1
KATHLEEN M. RASMUSSEN (Chair), Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
LINDA BEARINGER, Center for Adolescent Nursing Leadership, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
SARAH S. BROWN, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy
PATRICK M. CATALANO, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Case Western Reserve University
DEBBIE I. CHANG, Nemours, Policy and Prevention
ESA M. DAVIS, Department of General Internal Medicine, Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh
MARVIN E. GOLDBERG, Department of Marketing, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University
RAFAEL PÉREZ-ESCAMILLA, Office of Community Health, School of Public Health, Yale University
ANNA MARIA SIEGA-RIZ, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
ANN L. YAKTINE, Senior Program Officer
KAREN CAMPION, Research Assistant
WENDY KEENAN, Program Associate
1 Institute of Medicine planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.
This workshop summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published workshop summary as sound as possible and to ensure that the workshop summary meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop summary:
Lisa Bodnar, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
Patrick M. Catalano, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Case Western Reserve University
Susan Gennaro, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College
Patricia C. MacNeil, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Andrea Sharma, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Catherine Spong, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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