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Project Information

Project Information

The Food and Nutrition Board 80th Anniversary Symposium

Project Scope:

An ad hoc planning committee will be appointed to organize a one and one-half day symposium to review the origin and history, policy influence and future directions of the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB). Topics to be addressed in the symposium will focus on three main areas relevant to the board and its mission.

  • A timeline and history of the National Academies and the FNB;
  • Accomplishments and impact of FNB reports and activities; and
  • Participant engagement and a panel discussion focusing on future directions for the board.
A proceedings of the symposium presentations and discussions will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.

Status: Current

PIN: HMD-FNB-19-03

RSO: Yaktine, Ann


Food and Nutrition Board


Biology and Life Sciences
Health and Medicine

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National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
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Description :   

The Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) was convened in 1940 in response to a request from the U.S. National Defense Advisory Commission to the National Academy of Sciences for aid in studying problems of nutrition in the U.S. Today the FNB is the focal point for activities of the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies concerned with food, nutrition, and food safety and their roles in health maintenance and disease prevention. Now approaching its 80th year, the FNB has continued to grow and expand its reach both domestically and internationally, providing visionary leadership across a range of nutrition and food science issues toward the improvement of human health. A symposium with invited speakers was held to highlight the work of the FNB in providing leadership in nutrition and food science, exploring safety and adequacy in the food supply, and advising the nation on nutrition and food policy. Participants will dialogue with speakers about challenges facing the board and how to leverage those challenges into future directions.

Watch the symposium presentation and discussion recording here.

Registration for Online Attendance :   

Registration for in Person Attendance :   

If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Amanda Nguyen
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3013

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