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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Participants." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Data and Research to Improve the U.S. Food Availability System and Estimates of Food Loss: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18978.
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Appendix C

Workshop Participants

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Susan Krebs-Smith, Chief, Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Cancer Institute

Mary Muth (Chair), Director, Food and Nutrition Policy Research Program, RTI International

Sarah Nusser, Professor, Department of Statistics, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, Iowa State University

Josef Schmidhuber, Deputy Director, Statistics Division, UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Jean Schwab, Senior Program Analyst, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

SPONSOR (USDA-ERS)

Mary Bohman, Administrator

Jean Buzby, Chief, Diet, Safety, and Health Economics Branch

MODERATORS

Cheryl Christensen, Chief of Food Security and Development, USDA-ERS

Sarah Nusser, Professor, Department of Statistics, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, Iowa State University

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Participants." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Data and Research to Improve the U.S. Food Availability System and Estimates of Food Loss: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18978.
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Josef Schmidhuber, Deputy Director, Statistics Division, UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Jay Variyam, Director, Food Economics Division, USDA-ERS

PRESENTERS

Morvarid Bagherzadeh, Policy Analyst, OECD

Jean Buzby, Chief, Diet, Safety, and Health Economics Branch

Harry de Gorter, Professor, Cornell University

Klaus Grünberger, Consultant, Statistics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization

Mark Jekanowski, Chief, Crops Branch, USDA-ERS

Helen Jensen, Professor, Iowa State University

Susan Krebs-Smith, Chief, Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Cancer Institute

Aylin Kumcu, Agricultural Economist, Food Markets Branch, USDA-ERS

Alanna Moshfegh, Research Leader, Food Surveys Research Group, USDA-ARS

Tabitha Rich, Economist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Kai Robertson, Lead Advisor, World Resources Institute

Josef Schmidhuber, Deputy Director, Statistics Division, UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Shelly Schneider, Principal Environmental Scientist and Project Manager, Franklin Associates

Laurian Unnevehr, Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

DISCUSSANTS

Mary Muth (Chair), Director, Food and Nutrition Policy Research Program, RTI International

Jean Schwab, Senior Program Analyst, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

STAFF

Constance Citro, Director, Committee on National Statistics, DBASSE

Nancy Kirkendall, Senior Program Officer, Committee on National Statistics, DBASSE

Anthony Mann, Program Coordinator, Committee on National Statistics, DBASSE

Maria Oria, Senior Program Officer, Food and Nutrition Board, IOM

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Participants." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Data and Research to Improve the U.S. Food Availability System and Estimates of Food Loss: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18978.
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Ann Yaktine, Interim Board Director, Food and Nutrition Board, IOM

GUESTS

Mohan Balmoori, Manager, Sustainability RQ&I, ConAgra Foods (by WebEx)

Linda Barr, Chief; Chemicals Management Branch, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jeanine Bentley, Social Science Analyst, Food Economics Division, USDA-ERS

Mark Denbaly, Deputy Director for Data, Food Economics Division, USDA-ERS

Ray DeVirgiliis, Science Program Associate, ILSI North America

Erik Dohlman, Chief, Animal Products and Cost of Production Branch, USDA-ERS

Stephanie Goodwin, Health Policy Fellow, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, HHS, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

Tobias Gumbert, Research Fellow, University of Muenster

Dana Gunders, Staff Scientist, Health Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (by WebEx)

Kevin Hall, Senior Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Lisa Johnson, Ph.D. Candidate, NC State (by WebEx)

Alison Kretser, ILSI North America

Ephraim Liebtag, Deputy Director for Research, Food Economics Division, USDA-ERS

Carlos Ludena, Climate Change Economist, Inter-American Development Bank

Rosanna Morrison, Assistant Director for Product Coordination and Dissemination, Food Economics Division, USDA-ERS

Tim Park, Food Markets Branch, USDA-ERS

Ted Payne, U.S. Department of Agriculture Geospatial Program Manager, Enterprise Geospatial Management Office, USDA

Hope Pillsbury, Materials Conservation and Recycling Branch, EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery

Jill Reedy, Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

David Ryfisch, Researcher, Inter-American Development Bank

Patrick Stover, Professor and Director, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University (by WebEx)

Suzanne Thornsbury, Senior Advisor for Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities, USDA Office of the Chief Scientist

Hodan Farah Wells, Agricultural Economist, USDA-ERS

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Participants." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2015. Data and Research to Improve the U.S. Food Availability System and Estimates of Food Loss: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18978.
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The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Economic Research Service's (ERS) Food Availability Data System includes three distinct but related data series on food and nutrient availability for consumption. The data serve as popular proxies for actual consumption at the national level for over 200 commodities (e.g., fresh spinach, beef, and eggs). The core Food Availability (FA) data series provides data on the amount of food available, per capita, for human consumption in the United States with data back to 1909 for many commodities. The Loss-Adjusted Food Availability (LAFA) data series is derived from the FA data series by adjusting for food spoilage, plate waste, and other losses to more closely approximate 4 actual intake. The LAFA data provide daily estimates of the per capita availability amounts adjusted for loss (e.g., in pounds, ounces, grams, and gallons as appropriate), calories, and food pattern equivalents (i.e., "servings") of the five major food groups (fruit, vegetables, grains, meat, and dairy) available for consumption plus the amounts of added sugars and sweeteners and added fats and oils available for consumption. This fiscal year, as part of its initiative to systematically review all of its major data series, ERS decided to review the FADS data system. One of the goals of this review is to advance the knowledge and understanding of the measurement and technical aspects of the data supporting FADS so the data can be maintained and improved.

Data and Research to Improve the U.S. Food Availability System and Estimates of Food Loss is the summary of a workshop convened by the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council and the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine to advance knowledge and understanding of the measurement and technical aspects of the data supporting the LAFA data series so that these data series and subsequent food availability and food loss estimates can be maintained and improved. The workshop considered such issues as the effects of termination of selected Census Bureau and USDA data series on estimates for affected food groups and commodities; the potential for using other data sources, such as scanner data, to improve estimates of food availability; and possible ways to improve the data on food loss at the farm and retail levels and at restaurants. This report considers knowledge gaps, data sources that may be available or could be generated to fill gaps, what can be learned from other countries and international organizations, ways to ensure consistency of treatment of commodities across series, and the most promising opportunities for new data for the various food availability series.

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