Nutritional Risk Assessment: Bridging Perspectives, Sharing Methodologies, Identifying Data Challenges
The National Academies
2100 C Street, NW
February 28–March 1, 2007
Objective: The workshop will serve as a forum for experts on various disciplines to:
- discuss the strengths and challenges in using risk assessment tools to inform dietary and nutritional recommendations,
- explore the use of risk assessment tools to evaluate standards for nutrient intake and the relationship of diet and nutrition to chronic disease risk, and
- identify next steps necessary to advance in these areas.
DAY 1—NAS AUDITORIUM
SESSION 1 RISK ASSESSMENT AND NUTRITION: BUILDING PERSPECTIVES
Laina Bush, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
SESSION 2 SHARING METHODOLOGIES: CURRENT USES OF NUTRITIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT
- How have different groups used risk assessment methodologies to establish upper intake levels?
- What are the data gaps to assess risk from excess nutrient intakes and establish better upper nutrient intake levels?
- Can risk assessment tools help in establishing nutrient requirments? If so, what tools would be useful?
Moderator: Molly Kretsch, USDA
DAY 2—Lecture Room
SESSION 3 SHARING METHODOLOGIES: DIET/FOOD PATTERNS AND HEALTH OUTCOMES
- 4. What are the challenges encountered when establishing relationships between diet/food consumption patterns and health or risk of disease?
- 5. What approaches are currently used to establish diet/food consumption patterns and health or risk of disease relationships?
- 6. What kind of risk assessment tools and models could be best used or adapted for evaluating associations between nutrition and health or disease risks?
- 7. How should nutritional studies be designed in order to provide information and data useful for nutritional risk assessments?
Moderator: Michael Doyle
SESSION 4 IDENTIFYING DATA NEEDS AND OVERCOMING CHALLENGES
- What is the future potential contribution to nutrition risk assessment of new methods for describing population variability with regard to nutrient bioavailability, and physiological and or genomic responses to nutrients and food components?
- What is the future potential contribution to nutrition risk assessment of new methods for quantitatively describing population variability regarding food and nutrient intake levels?
- What are the current status and future needs for food composition data to meet the challenges of nutrition risk assessment?
Moderator: Bob Buchanan, FDA
SESSION 5 WRAP-UP: PERSPECTIVES ON CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
Moderator: Bob Buchanan, Food and Drug Administration
National Academies Press (US), Washington (DC)
Institute of Medicine (US) Food Forum. Nutritional Risk Assessment: Perspectives, Methods, and Data Challenges, Workshop Summary. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2007. A, Workshop Agenda.