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Leveraging Food Technology for Obesity Prevention and Reduction Efforts

Workshop Summary


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-21261-8ISBN-10: 0-309-21261-8


On November 2 and 3, 2010, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Food Forum convened a public workshop in Washington, DC, to examine the complexity of human eating behavior and explore ways in which the food industry can continue to leverage modern food processing technologies to influence energy intake as one population-based change of the many multifaceted societal changes that will help to reduce and prevent obesity. Through invited presentations and discussions, behavioral scientists, food scientists, and other experts from multiple sectors discussed evidence-based associations between various eating behaviors and weight gain and considered the opportunities and challenges of altering the food supply—both at home and outside the home (e.g., in restaurants)—to alleviate overeating and help consumers with long-term weight maintenance.

Rapporteurs: Leslie Pray and Laura Pillsbury

This study was supported by Contract No. AG-3A94-P-10-0144, OEM-10-DC-1, and CNPP/IOM-10-01 (U.S. Department of Agriculture), N01-OD-4-2139 (National Institutes of Health), and HHSF22301020T (Food and Drug Administration) with the National Academy of Sciences. Additional support came from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Abbott Laboratories, Campbell Soup, Cargill, Coca-Cola Company, ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods, Mars, McDonalds, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Monsanto, and PepsiCo.

Suggested citation:

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011. Leveraging Food Technology for Obesity Prevention and Reduction Efforts: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

Copyright © 2011, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK83188PMID: 22259818DOI: 10.17226/13153


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