ERIC Number: ED118675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Nutrition and Health with an Evaluation on Nutritional Surveillance in the United States.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs.
Focusing on America's self-knowledge about its nutritional health, this report deals with the availability of nutrition evaluation and counseling to individuals and the adequacy of the national nutrition monitoring system. Bureaucratic and political problems of applying nutritional health considerations to food policy are also examined. Nutrition education outside the medical setting, the status of nutrition research, and the nutritional quality and safety of food are topics left to further inquiry. Among the topics discussed in the introduction are the diseases of overabundance, undernutrition, nutrition knowledge, food production and nutrition policy, and control of nutrition policy. Chapter 1 shows that the medical profession has been extremely slow to take nutrition seriously. Chapter 2 discusses the failure to establish an effective nutrition monitoring system in the United States and the consequences of this failure. Chapter 3 describes the random efforts of HEW to coordinate nutritional health policy. Recommendations are made for areas covered in each chapter. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Eating Habits, Foods Instruction, Government Role, Health Conditions, Health Education, Health Needs, Health Programs, Health Services, National Programs, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Policy Formation, Program Evaluation, Public Health, Public Policy, Special Health Problems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($2.45)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs.