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Special Supplement - March 8, 2021

March 8, 2021

Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know

Lunchtime Seminar Videocast for NIH Staff Only

Tuesday, March 16, 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m. ET
Accessible by NIH Staff Only: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=41643

About this Presentation: More than half of adults and one-third of children in the United States take one or more dietary supplements such as multivitamins, omega-3 fish oil, St. John’s wort, or melatonin. During this presentation, nutrition scientists from the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) will provide an overview of dietary supplements and describe what you need to know to inform your decision-making about whether and when to take these products.

Submit Your Questions to ODS by 12:00 noon, Friday, March 12: ODSPlan@od.nih.gov
General questions about dietary supplements—including their effectiveness, safety, and quality—will be answered either during or soon after the March 16th presentation. Please note that we cannot provide personal medical advice or make referrals to healthcare providers.

Registration Website: https://events-support.com/events/ODS_Lunchtime_Seminarexternal link disclaimer
Registration is for NIH staff only and is optional. Those registered will receive a meeting reminder and calendar invite by email.

About the Speakers

ODS Acting Director Joseph M. Betz, Ph.D., will introduce ODS and this seminar.

Carol J. Haggans, M.S., Registered Dietitian and ODS Scientific and Health Communications Consultant, leads ODS’s public inquiry program. She researches and responds to questions from consumers, health professionals, and the media about dietary supplements. Ms. Haggans also writes and updates the ODS dietary supplement fact sheets and the ODS consumer newsletter, The Scoop.

Paul R. Thomas, Ed.D., Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and ODS Scientific and Health Communications Consultant, writes and updates dietary supplement fact sheets and other educational materials and responds to questions from the media. Dr. Thomas also coordinates the Federal Working Group on Dietary Supplements, where ODS communicates with its federal partners including those at NIH.

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About ODS

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation's medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

Contact Us

Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 3B01
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517

Email: ods@nih.gov
Website: https://ods.od.nih.gov