Nutrition research (41 - 48 of 48 items)
Food: Food Related Reports Issued From January 1977 Through June 1978
107640: Aug 1, 1978
A pamphlet is presents a source of information on GAO food reports. It includes summaries of reports directly and indirectly related to food. Topics covered include: financial disclosure systems for Federal employees, school lunch programs, agency operating procedures, soil conservation a claim against Puerto Rico concerning spoilage of federally donated food, farm legislation, water supply manage...
Recommended Dietary Allowances
106544: Jul 10, 1978
Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA's) are levels of essential nutrients considered to be adequate to meet the known nutritional needs of most persons. They are established and updated by the National Academy of Sciences' (NAS) Food and Nutrition Board. RDA's have been criticized for the following: they are based on limited data; they overstate the needs of most individuals; they are limited to th...
Food: Reports, Legislation and Information Sources
CED-78-37: Published: May 1, 1978. Publicly Released: May 1, 1978.
This publication contains over 500 citations and abstracts of food-related documents. Topics covered include: domestic feeding programs, food and safety quality, nutrition, food production resources, farm marketing and distribution, price supports, food aid, trade policy, population control, and food policy. The appendices include: selected congressional committee prints, pertinent references from...
Informing the Public About Nutrition: Federal Agencies Should Do Better
CED-78-75: Published: Mar 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1978.
A large share of the Nation's health costs has been attributed to hunger and poor eating habits. A primary cause of poor nutrition is lack of consumer knowledge about the proper selection and preparation of food. Most of the Federal Government's nutrition information is produced by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), and 12 agencies within these departme...
National Nutrition Surveillance
105038: Jan 1, 1978
The Federal Government has nutrition and health intervention programs designed to improve nutrition. However, there is little documentation of the results in any of these programs or even the extent of malnutrition in the United States. Nutrition surveillance is one way to provide this evidence. There are five nutrition surveillance programs that meet or have some of these criteria: (1) ten Stat...
National School Lunch Program
094675: Sep 30, 1977
No summary is currently available...
Federal Human Nutrition Research
103058: Jul 21, 1977
With the disappearance of major nutritional deficiency diseases in the United States, nutrition research has turned to more elusive pursuits, such as the effects of diet on human intellect and life span. As a consequence, human nutrition research has become complex and multidisciplinary, involving dietetics, biochemistry, physiology, medicine, microbiology, genetics, endocrinology, food technology...