Nutrition research (31 - 40 of 48 items)
CED-80-97: Published: Jun 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1980.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and/or nutrition that have been released by GAO. A broad interrelationship exists between the food area and other areas of concern to GAO such as health, transportation, energy, defense, and international affairs and this bibliography includes information on documents in these areas which have...
Overview of the Adult Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and Its Operation in California
112127: Apr 21, 1980
Pursuant to a congressional request, information was provided on the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the extent to which EFNEP has been coordinated with the Food Stamp Program and State and local programs. In preparing the study, GAO investigated the management of EFNEP on the national level and related progr...
Greater Federal Efforts Are Needed To Improve Nutrition Education in U.S. Medical Schools
CED-80-39: Published: Jan 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1980.
Despite its importance to health, nutrition is not taught adequately in many medical schools. As a result, many physicians may not know as much as they should in order to make nutritional assessments or counsel patients about diet.Medical schools train physicians primarily to look for and treat nutrition related diseases after they occur rather than preventing them through nutritional assessment a...
Nutrition Training of Health Professionals
110835: Nov 8, 1979
Information was provided on the status of nutrition education in medical schools. It was determined that, despite the importance of nutrition in medicine, nutrition was not taught adequately in many U.S. medical schools; this, in turn, has limited the ability of many physicians to make the best nutritional assessments or provide patients with the best counseling on diet. Although the need to teach...
Nutrition Research Methods and Technology
110444: Sep 25, 1979
Human nutrition research has become complex and multidisciplinary. It is apparent that the best hope for achieving any significant extension of life expectancy lies in the area of disease prevention. Diet and nutrition are major factors in preventing disease and other health problems. The economic costs of health care and disease are a large and growing burden on the nation's resources. An America...
Inventory of Federal Food, Nutrition and Agriculture Programs
CED-79-125: Published: Sep 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1979.
In cooperation with the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of Management and Budget, GAO developed a prototype food, agriculture, and nutrition program inventory (FANI). Four major factors prompted the development of this model inventory system: (1) the increasing uncertainty of world food demand; (2) the need for a central source to provide information on the numerous food, agricultu...
Use of Nutritional Supplementation in the Treatment of Cancer Patients
HRD-79-46: Published: Jan 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1979.
Medical personnel generally believe that some groups of cancer patients have serious nutritional deficiencies and that nutritional supplementation may be an important adjunct to their treatment. Some preliminary research results indicate that nutritional supplementation may have benefited certain cancer patients; however, great uncertainty still exists concerning the extent of possible benefits. D...
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Issues for Planning
CED-79-36: Published: Jan 29, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1979.
Food, agriculture, and nutrition issues facing Congress and the nation are described in an effort to identify food system goals that represent the main elements of a national food policy. GAO prepared program plans centering on 35 different issues that set out strategies involving the growth of world population, increase in food demands, and efficient distribution of food production resources. A n...
Recommended Dietary Allowances: More Research and Better Food Guides Needed
CED-78-169: Published: Nov 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1978.
Recommended dietary allowances in planning diets, evaluating nutritional contents of food, establishing guidelines for food labeling, and developing new food products can be used properly only when their meanings are understood.Recommended dietary allowances are considered to be too complex for use by the consumer and are intended to be used by the professional nutritionist or dietitian. Although...
Future of the National Nutrition Intelligence System
CED-79-5: Published: Nov 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1978.
The United States does not have a unified or coordinated nutrition intelligence system, but both the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have programs which provide some of this information. With limitations, the existing programs provide: (1) periodic national population surveys to assess and monitor the dietary and nutritional status of the...