This is a vertical bar chart whose x-axis lists all the of the NIH institutes, centers, and offices that have provided funding for nutrition research in fiscal year 2017. The institutes, centers, and offices are listed in alphabetical order. The y-axis is millions of dollars from zero to six hundred million. There is one vertical bar for each institute, center, or office. Each bar indicates how much was spent on nutrition research in fiscal year 2017. NIDDK, NHLBI, and NCI have the tallest bars, indicating that they funded the greatest amount of nutrition research.
This visual shows the proposed timeline of the NIH Nutrition Research Task Force (NRTF) Strategic Planning Activities. The NRTF was established in October 2016. A survey of recent literature was conducted to identify research gaps and opportunities that could be used as a starting point for discussion. Also in fall 2016, a Writing Group (WG) was formed. The WG developed a detailed outline that was completed in spring 2017. A crowdsourcing effort was also conducted in the spring to gather input from NIH scientists and key external stakeholders.
In June 2017, the NRTF held their first meeting. Later in June, input was gathered from an external Nutrition Research Thought Leader Panel meeting. The NRTF reviewed the external input to refine a list of research opportunities and develop a thematic framework for organization of the strategic plan. A Senior Leadership Group was appointed to guide the composition of the draft strategic plan and the implementation of the plan once it is complete.
The NRTF Senior Leadership and Writing Groups drafted a plan. The draft was released for public comment in November 2018 and will be followed by revisions and final clearance. A final plan is expected in late 2018, after which the implementation process will begin.