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Adv Nutr. 2015 May 15;6(3):361S-7S. doi: 10.3945/an.114.007013. Print 2015 May.

Science-based regulatory and policy considerations in nutrition.

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Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA boschneeman@ucdavis.edu.

Abstract

Scientific evidence is necessary for the development of effective and enforceable regulations and government policy. To use scientific information appropriately, a systematic approach is needed for review and evaluation of the evidence. Federal agencies in the United States have developed useful approaches for such a review and evaluation to develop nutrition labeling, including health claims, and for updating of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The WHO is using a systematic evaluation process to update its recommendations on diet and health. The results of such reviews also highlight research needs to address relevant gaps in our knowledge.

KEYWORDS:

WHO nutrition guidelines; dietary guidelines; health claims; nutrition labeling; nutrition policy; systematic review

PMID:
25979509
PMCID:
PMC4424774
DOI:
10.3945/an.114.007013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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