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About NESR

The staff at Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review (NESR), formerly the Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL), specializes in conducting food- and nutrition-related systematic reviews. These reviews are research projects that answer important public health questions by evaluating the scientific evidence on topics relevant to Federal policy and programs.

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How NESR Works 

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NESR, formerly Nutrition Evidence Library

NESR formally as NEL

Nutrition Evidence Library was renamed to Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review (NESR) to communicate that we are a team of professionals who specialize in conducting systematic reviews on food- and nutrition-related topics. 

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2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews 

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USDA’s Nutrition Evidence Systematic Review (NESR) team is supporting the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s science-based review of specific topics and supporting scientific questions related to nutrition and health – from birth into older adulthood.

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NESR Staff

NESR Staff

We handle all aspects of the work necessary for timely execution of systematic reviews in accordance with NESR methodology. Learn more

Expert Groups

Expert Groups

We convene groups of external experts to review the state of the science on nutrition and health. Learn more

Advancing NESR

Advancing NESR Methodology

We ensure that our methodology remains state-of-the-art. Learn more

Transparency

Transparency

We ensure that each systematic review is transparent and accessible to the public. 
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