White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health scheduled for Sept 28

At the conference​ – ​which will be held in-person in Washington, D.C. and live-streamed – the Biden administration will announce a national strategy “that identifies steps the government will take and catalyzes the public and private sectors to address the intersections between food, hunger, nutrition, and health.​”

While there isn’t a public docket where you can read comments and recommendations submitted to the administration, the strategy has been informed by a series of ‘listening sessions’ featuring federal agencies, corporations, health care, conservation and environmental groups, hunger and nutrition groups and school and education groups held in recent weeks. It has five pillars:

  1. Improve food access and affordability​: This might involve expanding eligibility for and increasing participation in food assistance programs and improved transportation to places where food is available.
  2. Integrate nutrition and health:​ This might involve working with the healthcare system to better integrate nutrition into healthcare. 
  3. Empower all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices​: Foster environments that enable all people to easily make informed healthy choices, increase access to healthy food, encourage healthy workplace and school policies, and invest in public messaging and education campaigns.
  4. Support physical activity for all​: Make it easier for people to be more physically active.
  5. Enhance nutrition and food security research​: Improve nutrition metrics, data collection and research.

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