President Biden announced the first White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in over 50 years. The conference will be taking place in September 2022, with a final date still to be determined.
The goal of the conference is to: end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030, so that fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases like diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.
The White House will be hosting regional listening sessions (likely virtual) leading up to the conference, to inform the development of a new national strategy to accelerate progress in the U.S. to end hunger, improve nutrition and physical activity, and close the disparities surrounding them. The listening sessions will be open to the public.
The White House is engaging with a broad coalition of stakeholders including state, local, and tribal governments, anti-hunger advocates, the private sector, health care community, and individuals with lived experience. The White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC) is seeking ideas and recommendations for inclusion in the final national strategy.
To access the statement from the White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/04/white-house-announces-conference-on-hunger-nutrition-and-health-in-september/
To watch President Biden’s announcement: https://health.gov/our-work/nutrition-physical-activity/white-house-conference-hunger-nutrition-and-health
To sign up to receive email updates related to the conference: https://whitehouse.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=b999ee4d97253671de1a2d1fa&id=b3e39e1827