2007 Cattle Industry Summer Conference, July 19, 2007 – Joint Food and Nutrition Issues Subcommittee Meeting Report:
Terry Handke, Chairman
Mark Moenning, Vice Chairman
The purpose of our meeting was review FY 2007 programs and policy and evaluate the current food and nutrition environment, the implications for the 2010, other policy. Use this information as guidance for the development of FY 2008 programs and budgets.
Minutes from the summer conference were approved as written.
Introduce Phyllis Marquitz, NCBA staff to provide brief update on current issues in nutrition and policy. Bill Layden, Food Minds, discussed and presented Nutrient-Rich information and USDA, HHS, NIH dynamics.
The committee passed a staff directive unanimously that expressed support for the exploration of a “Friends of Human Nutrition “ coalition for the purpose of strengthening USDA’s role in Human Nutrition.
The committee reviewed and voted to accept the AR’s for 2008, specifically the strategy for Tactic 1B providing performance measures for comments on Nutrition Guidelines for $100,000.
The subcommittee then voted to adjourn.
Submitted to the Nutrition and Health Committee
2007 Cattle Industry Summer Conference, July 2007 – Committee Agenda
2007 Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Feb 2007 – Committee Minutes
2007 Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Feb. 2, 2007 – Joint Food and Nutrition Issues Subcommittee Meeting Report:
The subcommittee convened at 11:30am with lunch and conducted introductions, reviewed the purpose of our meeting and approved the minutes from the summer conference. There were 14 people in attendance.
Bill Layden spoke to the subcommittee in more detail on some of the current nutrition issues facing the beef industry such as food temperance, merger of food service and nutrition, USDA’s role in nutrition and international aspects.
Nutrition 2010 Preparedness: The subcommittee reviewed the LRP goals and priorities and determined that the subcommittee still has a role in the priority areas.
Environmental Factors: Discussion was held on their role in meeting 2010 goals.
Other business: There were no resolutions presented before the subcommittee and there was also no sunsetting policy to deal with.
“Be it directed that NCBA pursue with high priority the implementation of nutrition labeling and retail to promote beef’s benefits to consumers to meet the LRP goal of increased consumer demand by 10% in 2010.”
“Be it directed that NCBA place high importance of the continued development and timeliness of the nutrient density index as another tool to be able to promote beef.”
The meeting was adjourned at 1:50.
2007 Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Feb 2007 – Committee Agenda
2007 Cattle Industry Summer Conference, July 12, 2006 – Joint Food and Nutrition Issues Subcommittee Meeting Report:
RENO – The Joint Food & Nutrition Issues Subcommittee had nine subcommittee members present at today’s meeting. The members started off by reviewing their charge for the meeting and covering some housekeeping issues.
The Subcommittee then received a briefing on a range of nutrition issues from the staff of NCBA, which contracts to manage the checkoff-funded programs that fall under review of this subcommittee. Topics covered included: nutrition labeling (FSIS, FDA, trans fat); potential changes to the school lunch program to reflect the 2005 dietary guidelines; the USDA Naturally Nutrient-Rich Coalition cooperative agreement for outreach on MyPyramid; and upcoming cancer reports. The Subcommittee had good discussion on those issues.
The Subcommittee then considered the single Fiscal 2007 “Authorization Request,” or proposal for checkoff funding, that was brought before this committee, that coming from NCBA. The AR seeks $100,000 under the “Nutrition Guidelines” tactic. The Subcommittee reviewed and discussed the request, then recommended it for approval by the full committee.
2006 Cattle Industry Summer Conference, July 2006 – Committee Meeting Minutes
2006 Cattle Industy Summer Conference, July 2006 – Committee Agenda
2006 Cattle Industry Annual Convention, Feb. 2006 – Committee Meeting Minutes