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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nutrition and Your Health:
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

U.S. Department of Agriculture


September 23-24, 2003

Hubert Humphrey Building, Room 800
200 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington, DC 20201


Tuesday, September 23
9:00 a.m.   Welcome and Introduction of the Committee
    Cristina Beato, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Swearing in of the Committee
    Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of Health and Human Services
    Review of the Committee Assignment/Charge to the Committee
    Eric Bost, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    Committee Operations
    Cristina Beato, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS
10:00 a.m.   Review of Agenda
    Chair, Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
10:10 a.m.   Break
10:30 a.m.   Historical Overview of the Dietary Guidelines
    Linda Meyers, Director Designate, Food and Nutrition Board
Institute of Medicine
11:00 a.m.   Dietary Guidelines’ Role in Nutrition Programs and Policy
    Food Guide Pyramid Reassessment Update
    Eric Hentges, Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, USDA
11:30 a.m.   Lunch/Administrative Matters
1:15 p.m.   Review of Timeline, Milestones, and Staff Responsibilities
    Review Areas of Scientific Discussion
1:30 p.m.   Nutrient Adequacy and Lifecycle Needs
2:50 p.m.   Break
3:10 p.m.   Food Safety
3:50 p.m.   Fluid and Electrolytes
4:40 p.m.   Ethanol
5:20 p.m.   Review of 2nd Day Agenda
5:30 p.m.   Meeting Recess
Wednesday, September 24
9:00 a.m.   Carbohydrates
10:20 a.m.   Break
10:40 a.m.   Fatty Acids
12:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:00 p.m.   Energy Balance and Weight Maintenance
2:20 p.m.   Break
2:30 p.m.   Systematic Approach to the Science Review
4:00 p.m.   Next Steps
    Next Meeting
4:30 p.m.   Meeting Adjourns

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