Research to Action News Brief
Research to Action, the Nutrition Policy Institute's news brief, provides information on research, policy, news, announcements, events, articles and action items focused on nutrition and healthy communities. View previous issues below and sign up to be added to the mailing list.
Volume 1, Number 4: Support rural food banks
Volume 1, Number 2: Protect WIC from budget cuts and block granting
Volume 1, Number 1: Improve access to safe drinking water in California
National Drinking Water Alliance
The National Drinking Water Alliance is a network of organizations and individuals across the United States working to ensure that all children can drink safe water in the places where they live, learn and play.
The National Drinking Water Alliance website is a nationwide clearinghouse for essential drinking water research and resources.
Measuring Beverage Intake in Children and Adolescents
Promoting healthy beverage intake, particularly among children and adolescents, has emerged in recent years as a policy and research priority. Because different dietary assessment methods are subject to specific and unique limitations that could influence study findings, it is important to understand what assessment methods are available, what properties they have and what methods are typically used in the scientific literature. A new report, Measuring Beverage Intake in Children and Adolescents: State of the Science, Recommendations, and Resources for Evaluation and accompanying systematic review begin to address these issues.
The report provides guidance on using five main types of assessment methods for measuring beverage intake, including a description of how to implement the method, recommendations for use, and advantages and limitations. The systematic review (forthcoming) describes the state-of-the-science in measuring children's beverage intake and points toward future research needs in this area. Improved measurement techniques will help establish whether progress is being made toward ensuring that all children in the U.S. have healthy beverage consumption habits. Given the important role that beverage intake plays in a range of children’s health and developmental outcomes, researchers and practitioners from a variety of areas should be invested in developing and applying thoughtful measurement techniques for assessing children’s beverage consumption.
Public Comments and Recommendations
School Meal Programs
- Comments on "Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements" (1/29/18)
Nutrition Facts Label
2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Infant Formula Labeling
2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Child and Adult Care Food Program