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2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee  

Subcommittee: Food Environment and Settings


List of NEL Systematic Review Questions

The questions asked and reviewed in this section address place-based environments that influence the foods that individuals, families and households obtain and consume, and on the community settings in which they spend much of their time. The Committee considered several settings, but prioritized four key settings to examine for this report: neighborhood and community food access; child care (early care and education); schools; and worksites. (Two of the settings, food access and child care, were addressed using NEL systematic reviews.) The Committee examined the relationship of these settings to diet quality and weight status. Because of the need to identify effective population-level strategies, the Committee focused specifically on reviewing the scientific literature to determine the impact of place-based obesity prevention and dietary interventions.    

For more information, see Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: Part D. Chapter 4: Food Environment and Settings. Information in the report was vetted by the full committee and presented at public meetings; however, more detailed supporting information on each specific systematic review is available on the NEL website. Below are links to the questions that this Subcommittee answered using a NEL systematic review approach.

For 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Subcommittee work structure and member organization, see Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Appendix E-9.
 

NEL Systematic Review Questions

Food Access

  1. What is the relationship between neighborhood and community access to food retail settings and individuals’ dietary intake and quality?
  2. What is the relationship between neighborhood and community access to food retail settings and weight status?     

Early Care and Education

What is the impact of obesity prevention approaches in early care and education programs on the weight status of children ages 2 to 5 years?

Last Updated: 02/04/2015