Conference Agenda

The Biden-Harris Administration is pleased to feature the following speakers at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health on September 28th, 2022:

  • President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
  • Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff
  • Ambassador Susan E. Rice, White House Domestic Policy Advisor
  • Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra
  • Chef José Andrés



Registration Begins

Opening Plenary

Welcome remarks and an overview of the National Strategy from Administration Officials and other featured speakers.

National Strategy Pillar Panel Sessions

Concurrent panel sessions that represent the five pillars of the National Strategy.

Panel Session 1

  • Pillar 1 – Nourishing Brighter Futures: Ensuring affordable food for all children and families
    Supporting children and families in accessing affordable food in schools and at home
  • Pillar 2 – Food is Medicine:  Bringing nutrition out of the health care shadows
    Integrating nutrition into health care training, coverage, and delivery
  • Pillar 3 – Look Locally: Growing partnerships to expand local food options
    Bolstering local food systems to offer healthy food, strengthen local economies, and support farmers and ranchers
  • Pillar 4 – Fit for Life: Creating communities designed for activity
    Promoting physical activity and building communities with safer roads and greater access to parks
  • Pillar 5 – Evidence to Action: Using research to guide policy and scale pilots
    Leveraging research and data to expand pilot programs and inform policy

Panel Session 2

  • Pillar 1 – Public-Private Partnerships: Collaborating to increase affordable food options in underserved communities
    Working together to make it easier for everyone to access affordable foods
  • Pillar 2 – Breaking Barriers: Bridging the gap between nutrition and health
    Cultivating community development and advancing health equity to improve nutrition and health
  • Pillar 3 – Making Healthy Choices Easy: Why improving food environments matters
    Enabling healthier choices where people shop, work, and play
  • Pillar 4 – The Power of Play: Supporting physical activity for kids
    Promoting children’s lifelong health through physical activity in schools and communities
  • Pillar 5 – Advancing Equitable Research: Developing innovative and inclusive policy solutions
    Ensuring that nutrition and food security research accounts for all communities and informs policies

Lunch Break

Afternoon Plenary

Remarks by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and other featured speakers.

Small Group Working Sessions

Conference participants break into small groups to collaborate and identify actions they will take individually and collectively to help achieve the goal of ending hunger and reducing diet-related diseases.

Closing Plenary

Stories of action by community leaders and a conversation with young changemakers charting the path forward.

*Timing subject to change