Improving the Atwater System: Balancing Accuracy and Practicality

Monday, February 18, 2013
Room 206 (Hynes Convention Center)
Geoffrey Livesey , Independent Nutrition Logic Ltd., Wymondham, United Kingdom
Despite its limitations, use of the Atwater system is so pervasive that amending it to better reflect energy harvest poses a significant challenge. The presenter will review key shortcomings of the Atwater system, discuss the benefits and costs of implementing improvements with respect to scientific efficiency and public acceptance, and present thoughts on how we might consider modifying the Atwater system, balancing the goals of accuracy and practicality.