USDA, Agricultural Research Service
This Action Plan outlines research that supports these four aims:
1. Link food systems to beneficial human health outcomes in the U.S. and internationally.
2. Conduct nutrition monitoring of the American population and evaluate policies influencing
3. Build the scientific basis for dietary guidance for health promotion and disease prevention
across the life cycle.
4. Develop and extend approaches to prevent obesity and related diseases, including
translational activities to promote behavior change related to healthy eating and physical