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Building Public-Private Partnerships in Food and Nutrition

Workshop Summary


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-25736-7ISBN-10: 0-309-25736-0


From rising obesity rates to the fast-growing population of older adults, the complex public health challenges of today call for novel approaches and new structures, including collaborative partnerships between the public and private sectors. The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Food Forum held a workshop on November 1–2, 2011, in Washington, DC, to better understand how to build multisectoral food and nutrition partnerships that achieve meaningful public health results.

Rapporteurs: Leslie Pray, Laura Pillsbury

This study was supported by Contract No. AG-3A94-P-11-0081, FS-11-DC-01, and CNPP/IOM-11-01 (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 Abbott Laboratories, Campbell Soup, Cargill, Coca-Cola Company, ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods, Mars, McDonalds, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Monsanto, Nestlé Nutrition, and PepsiCo.

Suggested citation:

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2012. Building public–private partnerships in food and nutrition: 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 © 2012, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK97331PMID: 23101055
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