7 U.S. Code § 5311a - Joint nutrition monitoring and related research activities

The Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall continue to provide jointly for national nutrition monitoring and related research activities carried out as of the date of enactment of this Act—
(1) to collect continuous dietary, health, physical activity, and diet and health knowledge data on a nationally representative sample;
(2) to periodically collect data on special at-risk populations, as identified by the Secretaries;
(3) to distribute information on health, nutrition, the environment, and physical activity to the public in a timely fashion;
(4) to analyze new data that becomes available;
(5) to continuously update food composition tables; and
(6) to research and develop data collection methods and standards.


(Pub. L. 110–234, title IV, § 4403,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1137; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title IV, § 4403,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1898.)
References in Text

The date of enactment of this Act, referred to in text, is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–246, which was approved June 18, 2008.

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Section was enacted as part of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, and not as part of the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990 which comprises this chapter.
Effective Date

Enactment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.
Section effective Oct. 1, 2008, see section 4407 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date of 2008 Amendment note under section 1161 of Title 2, The Congress.
Definition of “Secretary”

“Secretary” as meaning the Secretary of Agriculture, see section 8701 of this title.

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