Bridging the Biological and Communication Sciences on Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants in Foods to Support Child Development

February 9-10, 2023 (10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)


Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch (PGNB), Division of Extramural Research (DER), NICHD; Office of Dietary Supplements, Office of the NIH Director, NIH; Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


NIH VideoCast:


This 2-day virtual workshop, co-hosted by NIH and the FDA, focuses on research in risk communication, environmental contaminants in food, and the role of nutrition as they relate to child development. 

The scientific sessions during this workshop will focus on a wide range of nutrition and toxicology topics, including:

  • Challenges in children consuming adequate nutrients and the role of exposure to environmental contaminants from foods
  • The important role of nutrients from different foods groups in child development and in helping to protect children from the health effects associated with exposure to contaminants
  • Research opportunities in food, nutrients, and the effects of environmental exposure
  • Federal agencies’ current and future risk communications

This workshop is intended to inform future related policies and facilitate science-based communication around this complex area of public health. 

Individuals who need any reasonable accommodations to participate in this activity should contact Carly Sullivan at or 301-318-0841 at least 5 days in advance.

More Information


For registration-related questions:
Carly Sullivan
Phone: 301-318-0841

For program-related questions:
LCDR Kimberlea Gibbs, PGNB, DER, NICHD
Phone: 301-529-7393

Please note: Views expressed during NICHD-sponsored events do not necessarily reflect the opinions or the official positions of NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
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