Aims and objectives of IDECG
The International Dietary Energy Consultancy Group (IDECG) was established for the study of dietary energy intake in relation to the health and welfare of individuals and societies. Its specific objectives, as defined at the foundation meeting in Geneva, on September 3, 1986 are:
1. The compilation and interpretation of relevant research data on functional and other consequences of deficiency, change or excess of dietary energy intake.
2. The identification of related research needs, determination of priorities and promotion of needed research.
3. The publication of scientific and policy statements and other information on the significance of chronic deficiencies and excesses of dietary energy.
4. The identification and promotion of appropriate and practical means of corrective action.
To meet these objectives, lDECG seeks to bring together scientists engaged in relevant research with representatives of international organizations concerned with the problem. It also seeks to involve in its work bilateral agencies, foundations and governments interested in relevant research and policy actions.
Organization of IDECG
IDECG is sponsored by UNU, with the endorsement of the ACC-SCN, and by IUNS. UNU responsibility for the policies of IDECG is delegated to a Steering Committee, consisting of a representative of UNU as chairperson, the Secretary General of IUNS and the Executive Secretary of IDECG. Responsibility for the administration of IDECG is delegated to the Executive Secretary. The Steering Committee is guided by an Advisory Group consisting of 9 scientists, appointed for staggered three-year terms. Additional persons may be invited to participate in the Advisory Group, in meetings and in other activities of IDECG as needed for scientific or policy reasons.
IDECG Steering Committee
- Dr. N.S. Scrimshaw, UNU
- Dr. J.G.A.J. Hautvast, IUNS
- Dr. B. Schürch, Executive Secretary