Historic Nutrition Information Resource On-line
- Speeches, videocasts, and other events that occurred during the groundbreaking
National Nutrition Summit.
- Recommendations for research and public health initiatives generated during
the National Nutrition Summit.
- Journal articles and program initiatives resulting from information presented
at the National Nutrition Summit.
- For the first time ever, an electronic version of the full report and
executive summary of the 1969 White House Conference on Food, Nutrition
"The National Nutrition Summit provided an opportunity to revisit the White
House Conference of 1969 and redouble efforts to address the chronic disease
issues related to poor nutrition and physical inactivity that confront us today.
The collaborations and action items that this meeting produced will help guide
programs and policies that will address such pervasive problems like obesity,"
said Dr. William Dietz, Director of the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a member of the National
Nutrition Summit steering committee.
Johanna Dwyer, DScRD, Assistant Administrator for Human Nutrition, Agricultural
Research Service at the USDA said, "Dr. Jean Mayer, the Director of the first
White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health, viewed nutrition not
only as a science, but as an agenda for solving problems. As his assistant
at that conference, I think that he would be pleased by the progress America
has made in solving many nutrition problems. But he would be the first to
call for continued emphasis on research and education to attack the problems
of overweight and obesity and would applaud the government-wide efforts that
are now being put into place and are documented on the website."
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