Ending Hunger, Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity, and Reducing Diet-Related Diseases and Disparities

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Millions of Americans struggle with hunger. Millions more struggle with diet-related diseases—like heart disease and diabetes—which are some of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. 

The toll of hunger and these diseases is not distributed equally, disproportionately impacting underserved communities, including Black, Hispanic, and Native Americans, low-income families, and rural Americans. Lack of access to healthy and affordable foods is one of many factors impacting hunger and diet-related diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these challenges further.

We cannot wait to act. And we aren’t.

This September, the Biden-Harris Administration will host the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health to drive solutions to these challenges.

Our goal: 

Background

It’s been more than 50 years since the first and only White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health was held in 1969. That pivotal event influenced the country’s food policy agenda for the next 50 years. 

Half a century later, the 2022 White House Conference will catalyze the public and private sectors around a coordinated strategy to accelerate progress and drive transformative change in the U.S. to end hunger, improve nutrition and physical activity, and close the disparities surrounding them. 

Members of Congress from across the political spectrum have called for convening a White House Conference, including U.S. Representatives James P. McGovern and Jackie Walorski and U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Mike Braun. Now, we want to hear from you.

Conference Details

The Biden-Harris Administration will host a White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September 2022.

Share Your Ideas

The Biden-Harris Administration calls on everyone to join the goal of ending hunger and reducing diet-related diseases.