The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sponsored the National
Nutrition Summit in Washington, D.C., on May 30 and 31, 2000. The
Summit provided an opportunity to highlight accomplishments in the
areas of food, nutrition, and health since the landmark 1969 White
House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health; to identify continuing
challenges and emerging opportunities for the nation in these areas;
and to focus on nutrition and lifestyle issues across the lifespan,
particularly those related to the nation's epidemic of overweight
The Activities section highlights the events that
occurred during the National Nutrition Summit. The audience included
approximately 2,000 representatives from all levels of government,
industry, academia, advocacy organizations, professional societies,
and trade associations. These events included the following:
AgendaA list that provides details of the events
of the National Nutrition Summit.
CeremoniesVideo clips of the speakers who presented
during the opening ceremonies of the National Nutrition Summit.
SessionsA full description of each breakout session
and discussion group.
One Breakout Session SummariesVideo clips of the
speakers who summarized the breakout sessions.
for Future ActionsEdited transcripts of the speeches
that addressed human nutrition policy actions for the future.
ThemesHuman nutrition policy recommendations that
emerged from the National Nutrition Summit.
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