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Why was PedNSS created?

In the late 1960s, the United States Ten-State Nutrition Survey characterized the nutritional status of children from low-income families as being less than satisfactory
 (CDC, 1972). The findings generated concern about the nutritional status of low-income populations in the United States, especially children. Specifically, calories, calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C were less likely to be consumed in adequate amounts by low-income black and Hispanic children. In response, CDC began working with five states (Arizona, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Washington) in 1973 to develop a system for continuous monitoring of the nutritional status of selected high risk population groups (CDC, 1984). PedNSS provides data on the prevalence and trends of nutrition-related indicators among specific pediatric populations. Health professionals use this data for program planning and targeting, for developing appropriate health and nutrition interventions, and for monitoring and evaluating children’s health.

 

 



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This page last updated November 04, 2009

United States Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity