Notes for Introduction Slide 3
My name is Mr, XYZ ABCD and am a Research Analyst at the Center for Nutrition
Policy and Promotion (CNPP). This government agency is a division of the U.S Department of
Agriculture (USDA) and was established in 1994 with the mandate of conducting various
researches into the modalities that can be used to develop the nutritional needs of Americans.
The approach used by the CNPP is to formulate policies that address some of the challenges
caused by malnutrition or unavailability of food sources to meet the nutritional needs of the
people. Also, the center provides information on the effectiveness or otherwise of governmentsponsored nutritional programs that are useful in educating the people on the proper methods of
food consumption, cost and general behaviors and preferences of consumers. For example, the
annual dietary guideline published by the agency is a tool for families to understand the various
types of food that would contribute to a healthy dietary lifestyle that is devoid of disease-causing
Meanwhile, CNPP has several other projects that benefit Americans in several ways. The
know your farmer, know your food project is one that is designed to help understand the sources
of their food products regarding the methods and practices that are used in the production
process. Farms are ranked using their size, location, farming practices, and relevant information
regarding the nutritional content of the food products consumed by American. The most
interesting program of CNPP is the Expenditures on Children by Families project that help
families estimate the cost of raising their children regarding the cost of food plans that meet their
nutritional needs at every stage of their lives. This project is a valuable one that has improved the
quality of lives of families that adopt some of the recommendations of the document.
for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Major Project Focus of CNPP
Annual Dietary Guidelines
Expenditure on Children by Families
National Nutrition Library
Food wastages is one of the causes of food insecurity in the
The focus on better-tasting and high calories foods is
exacerbating the problem
American place more value on the aesthetics of fresh foods
than the nutritional value
The concept of ugly food is a common culture that is
destroying the health of Americans (USDA, 2009).
Obesity is one of the health consequences of this culture.
Obesity has become a...