Nutrition Monitoring in the United States: The Directory of
Federal and State Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Activities 267 pp.
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) plays a major role in monitoring the nutritional and health status of the American population. Working with members of the Interagency Board for Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research (IBNMRR), NCHS provides information about dietary and nutritional status, conditions that affect dietary and nutritional status, and the relationship between diet and health.
The IBNMRR directed the development of the 10-Year Comprehensive Plan for the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Program and oversees its implementation. The plan was formally sent to Congress in January 1993. The goals of the plan are to:
collect quality data that are continuous, coordinated, timely, and reliable;
use comparable methods for collecting data and reporting the results;
conduct related research; and
efficiently and effectively disseminate and exchange information with data users.
In October 1998, the IBNMRR released its first Internet-only publication. The Directory of Federal and State Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Activities is part of an effort to improve dissemination of information on nutrition monitoring programs. The first Directory was published in 1989, the second in 1992, and the third in 1998. The 2000 report can be found, in its entirety, through this home page.
Under the auspices of the Board, scientific reports were published in 1986 and 1989. The latest, the Third Report on Nutrition Monitoring in the United States, published in 1995, is available in a set of two volumes from the Government Printing Office (GPO).
An executive summary of the report is released in electronic format.
A publication entitled Chartbook I: Selected Findings from the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Program was also published to supplement information in the 1989 scientific report.
This page last reviewed
October 15, 2008