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  • 1. 1 Under Secretary for Marketing & Regulatory Programs Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, & Consumer Services Under Secretary for Farm & Foreign Agricultural Services Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Under Secretary for Food Safety Under Secretary for Natural Resources & Conservation Under Secretary for Research, Education, & Economics Secretary of Agriculture U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • 2. USDA Agencies with Nutrition Expertise and Capacity: – National Institutes of Food and Agriculture: Extramural research programs with linkage to communities across the country through Cooperative Extension system, EFNEP and 4-H, etc. – Agriculture Research Service: Intramural research including the USDA Human Nutrition Research Centers – Economic Research Service: Intramural research linking food choices and economics (Food Environment Atlas) – Food and Nutrition Services – school meals and food and nutrition assistance programs including SNAP, WIC, etc. – Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion – MyPyramid, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, etc. 2
  • 3. Research Objectives for NIFA Focusing NIFA-sponsored activities around thematic areas: 1. Climate change 2. Bioenergy 3. Food safety 4. Nutrition and childhood obesity 5. Global food security
  • 4. The Health Challenge - Globally • Deficiencies in micro- nutrients (especially vitamin A, iodine and iron) are widespread – 2 billion suffered from micronutrient deficiencies in 2009 • Obesity prevention • Biotechnology to: – Improve Nutrition – Deliver Vaccines – Eliminate allergens
  • 5. PROPOSED STRUCTURE Center for International Programs Director Roger Beachy Institute of Youth and Community Development Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment Institute of Food Production and Sustainability
  • 6. INSTITUTE OF FOOD SAFETY AND NUTRITION Ensuring a safe food supply Improving citizens’ health through nutrition Reducing childhood obesity Improving food quality
  • 7. Childhood Obesity Prevention: 2010 • Methodological Research to Assess the Effectiveness of Obesity Prevention Strategies • Community-based Childhood Obesity Prevention • Extension Interventions to Prevent Childhood Obesity • Transdisciplinary Graduate Education and Training in Nutrition and Family Sciences
  • 8. 8 Under Secretary for Marketing & Regulatory Programs Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, & Consumer Services Under Secretary for Farm & Foreign Agricultural Services Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Under Secretary for Food Safety Under Secretary for Natural Resources & Conservation Under Secretary for Research, Education, & Economics Secretary of Agriculture U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • 9. Childhood Obesity Prevention: 2010 • Generate new knowledge re: behavioral and environ’l factors that influence excessive weight gain by children. • 2. Develop effective behavioral and environmental interventions to: increase intake of fruits and vegetables; decrease intake of foods high in solid fats and sugars; increase physical activity and no. of children that meet guidelies for physical activity • 3. Bring effective interventions to scale and assess impact. • 4. Increase the no. of educators, practitioners, and researchers to address the problem of childhood obesity prevention.