Intersections Between Nutrition Research and Nutrition Science Policy: Real World Experiences Past and Present

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
1:00 – 2:30 PM EST


This webinar was designed to help ASN members better understand the interface between research and nutrition science policy. Many ASN members conduct research that is useful for determining science policy. This webinar will describe how research and the evidence base is considered when setting nutrition science policy, as well as a basis for what nutrition science policy is. Presentations will provide actual examples of a policy outcome while highlighting how it came into being using nutrition research, one a past experience, food fortification policy and health claim, and the other a more recent experience related to the outcome of legislation and program standards in the Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act. This webinar will provide examples of when nutrition research has been used to set nutrition science policy and made a difference. 

Webinar Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Gain a better understanding of nutrition science policy and the interface of policy with research.
  2. Identify examples of when nutrition research has been used to set nutrition science policy. 


  1. Cathie Woteki, PhD: What is nutrition science policy? (30 minutes)
  2. Amanda MacFarlane, PhD: Regulatory Example: Folic acid fortification policy (20 minutes)
  3. Virginia Stallings, MD: Legislative Example: Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act (20 minutes)


Christine Taylor, PhD, Chair, ASN Committee on Advocacy and Science Policy

Continuing Professional Education

ASN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 CPEUs. Dietitians and dietetic technicians registered should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASN (Provider #NS010) is accredited and approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as a provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs for Registered Dietitians.

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Please note that additional details about claiming CPEU credit, including a link to the online evaluation and attestation for both the live and recorded events, will be posted after the webinar occurs.

Live Event:

Activity Type:  171 Live Webinars and Teleseminars

Activity Number: TBA

Recorded Event: 

Activity Type:  Recorded pre-approved CPE Activity: 175 Lectures/Webinars

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