I am speaking at the Con Edison Science, Technology, Energy, Environment, and Math (STEEM) Distinguished Lecturer series on “Food Politics 2020: Food Industry Influence on Nutrition Research and Practice.” It’s from 12:15-1:30 pm at the Science Building, C-201. Details are here.
Last chance to comment on 2030 food and nutrition objectives
The endlessly repeating process of defining health goals for the next ten years continues and the Department of Health and Human Services is now (or will be when the shutdown ends) collecting comments on draft objectives.
You can see the list of categories here.
That site also has links to the history of the objectives (which dates to 1979) and how the whole process works.
The point of the objectives is to set highly specific, measurable goals for health improvement, so that progress toward attaining the goals (or the lack thereof) can be tracked.
Here, for example, are the first two in the Nutrition section:
- NWS-2030-01: Reduce household food insecurity and in doing so reduce hunger
- NWS-2030-02: Reduce the proportion of adults who have obesity
The problem: the process does not define how these goals are to be accomplished or who is responsible for accomplishing them.
But the scorekeeping is useful and the deadline for weighing on on the proposed objectives is January 17.
Here’s your chance!