Nutrition Science Advisory Committee (NSAC): Agenda Items for Inaugural Meeting


  1. Familiarize members to the mandate of the Committee
  2. Formalize the governance of the Committee, including adoption of the Terms of Reference
  3. Provide an overview of Health Canada's mandate and priorities related to nutrition, and discuss potential topics to explore at future meetings

Nutrition Science Advisory Committee Inaugural Meeting, November 18, 2020.

# Time Item
1 10 min
  • Welcome and Introductory Remarks
  • Presenter: Pierre Sabourin
  • Introduction
  • Thank you to members for participation
  • Plan for the meeting
2 25 min
  • Roundtable / introductions and icebreakers
  • Led by the Co-Chairs with participation of all
  • Declarations of any updates to members' affiliations and interests
3 25 min
  • Approval of Terms of Reference/Mandate
  • Presenter: Ed Morgan
  • Introduction and overview of committee mandate
  • Member obligations, security requirements, and COI policy
  • Response to any issues raised by members in advance
  • Discussion of committee workload; anticipated outcomes, timelines, number of meetings, and how the secretariat will support the committee's work
  • Seek member approval of Terms of Reference
4 15 min Break
5 40 min
  • Overview of Health Canada's mandate and priorities related to nutrition, and areas for exploration
  • Presenters: Karen McIntyre, Director General of the Food Directorate and Alfred Aziz, Director General of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion
  • Q&A (10 min)
6 25 min
  • Open discussion on ideas for potential topics for future meetings
  • Facilitated by Co-Chairs with Karen McIntyre and Alfred Aziz
7 10 min
  • Closing remarks
  • Presenters: Co-Chairs

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