This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2016.
Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) are a practical, evidence-driven tool to factor health consequences into the process of drafting new laws and regulations so that policy makers can capitalize on hidden opportunities to improve health, save on health-related costs and use limited resources more wisely; HIAs have an emerging role to play in setting nutrition policy.
This session will focus on one example—a new HIA analyzing the USDA's proposed rule on the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) nutrition standards—while also highlighting the potential for applying the tool more broadly.
Presenters will discuss the potential health effects of updated CACFP meal patterns, recommendations for effective policy implementation, and opportunities for RDNs to promote, facilitate, and participate in HIAs moving forward.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4080, 9030, 1080
- Jessica Donze Black, MPH, RD
- Ruth Lindberg, MPH, MUP
- Doris Fredericks,, MEd, RDN, FADA
Planned with the Public Health Community Practice Group