January 12, 2023
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing that together with the National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, we will be co-hosting a two-day virtual workshop on research in risk communication, environmental contaminants in food, and the role of nutrition as they relate to child development. This workshop supports the FDA’s Closer to Zero action plan, and our goal to reduce dietary exposure to arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury while maintaining access to foods that help to provide nutrients essential for child growth and development, and that promote health and prevent disease throughout our lifespan.
Title: “Bridging The Biological And Communication Sciences On Nutrients And Environmental Contaminants In Foods To Support Child Development”
Dates: Thursday 02/09/2023 and Friday 02/10/2023 from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Event information: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/meetings/2023/020923
Workshop registration: https://cvent.me/ZLvgBE
Brief Description: The scientific sessions during this two-day workshop will focus on a wide range of nutrition and toxicology topics, including:
- Challenges in children consuming adequate nutrients and the role of exposure to environmental contaminants from foods.
- The important role of nutrients from different foods groups in child development and helping to protect children from the health effects associated with exposure to contaminants.
- Research opportunities in food, nutrients, and the effects of environmental exposure.
- Federal agencies’ current and future risk communications.
This workshop is intended to inform future related policies and facilitate science-based communication around this complex area of public health.