Join the Effort – Stakeholder Commitments
The Biden-Harris Administration has set the goal of ending hunger and increasing healthy eating and physical activity by 2030 so fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases. We want you to join us! Achieving this goal will require everyone working together. As part of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the Administration is encouraging stakeholders to make their own commitments that will allow us to collectively achieve this goal.
Stakeholders are encouraged to think about commitments that:
- Are big and bold (e.g., result in systemic, long-term change and meaningfully move the dial to end hunger and reducing diet-related diseases);
- Help eliminate disparities and support individuals and communities that are most impacted by hunger and diet-related diseases;
- Are innovative and test new models;
- Scale up evidence-based strategies to a national level; and
- Go beyond what the federal government can do.
Everyone can make a commitment, including individuals and large and small organizations such as, but not limited to:
- Food industry (including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, grocers, restaurants, and food delivery companies, and others)
- Health care industry (including insurance companies and providers, and others)
- Fitness companies (including outdoor recreational companies, athletic equipment and apparel companies, and others)
- Advertising and marketing companies
- Technology companies
- Transportation (including car and mobility service providers, bus and charter companies, and others)
- Non-profit organizations (including advocacy, consumer, and public health groups, and others)
- Philanthropic organizations
- Trade associations
- State/local/territory/Tribal governments
- Schools and universities
- Community-based and neighborhood organizations
Examples of potential commitments include, but are not limited to:
- Pillar 1: Improve Food Access and Affordability
- A state/local government funds a year-round mobile produce market, particularly in areas with limited food access.
- A trade association sets an industry goal to improve access to healthy retail outlets within underserved communities.
- A major grocery retailer develops a buying program with local farms.
- Pillar 2: Integrate Nutrition and Health
- A health insurance company commits to providing coverage for nutrition (e.g., produce prescriptions, medically-tailored meals) and wellness services.
- Hospitals commit to screening patients for food insecurity, connecting patients to nutrition assistance services, and ensuring services are available.
- A non-profit partners with CEOs to challenge 200 companies to adopt work wellness programs.
- Pillar 3: Empower All Consumers to Make and Have Access to Healthy Choices
- A food company reformulates their products to meet or exceed FDA sodium reduction targets.
- A food retailer re-designs their stores to place healthier choices more prominently or stock healthier items/more fresh produce options.
- An online grocery company redesigns their search algorithm to ensure healthier products (e.g., foods that meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans) appear first; or they commit to displaying the ingredient and Nutrition Facts label information for all products.
- A university updates its procurement contracts to ensure healthier foods are available in dining halls.
- Pillar 4: Support Physical Activity for All
- States/localities establish more rigorous physical education requirements in schools to help students meet physical activity guidelines.
- A local health department commits to having urban planners/designers and public health nutrition experts on staff.
- City bike share companies subsidize their membership costs for individuals with lower-incomes.
- A playground equipment company makes donations to build parks and safe sidewalks in underserved neighborhoods.
- Pillar 5: Enhance Nutrition and Food Security Research
- A philanthropy group donates to support research on successful strategies to reduce disparities in diet-related disease.
- Retailers share data and/or fund research exploring the impact of the recent updates to the Thrifty Food Plan.
- Academic medical centers commit to bolstering hunger, nutrition, and physical activity research and data collection that is disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and other factors.
The nonprofit CDC Foundation is working to identify cross-sector partners interested in making transformative commitments to align their efforts with one or more of the five pillars outlined above. These commitments may be recognized at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health in September 2022. If you are interested in making a commitment, please complete this form.