About the Nutrition Report
Using advanced laboratory science and innovative techniques, the Division of Laboratory Sciences at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) has been in the forefront of efforts to assess the nutritional status of the U.S. population through monitoring nutritional indicators. Part of this NCEH effort has resulted in the creation of the National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. Population 1999-2002, the first CDC publication that offers information on a wide range of biochemical indicators in a single document.
Ensuring the Quality of Iodine Procedures (EQUIP) is a standardization program that addresses laboratory quality-assurance issues related to testing for iodine deficiency.
Global Micronutrient Lab
Established in 2000, the Global Micronutrient Lab collaborates with CDC colleagues to reduce the worldwide burden of micronutrient deficiencies.
CDC provides a broad range of information on folic acid for both the general public and health professionals.
Though the International Micronutrient malnutrition Prevention and Control Program (IMMPaCt), CDC contributes its skills and resources to the global effort to eliminate micronutrient malnutrition.
CDC nutrition efforts cover a wide spectrum of related topics.
Vitamin A Laboratory External Quality Assurance (VITAL-EQA) is a standardization program that provides labs (that measure nutritional markers in serum) with an independent assessment of their analytical performance.