On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, President Biden hosted the first White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in over 50 years to bring Americans together to achieve a bold goal: 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 Administration also released a National Strategy with actions the federal government will take and a fact sheet detailing more than $8 billion in new commitments as part of the Conference's call to action.
To continue the momentum started at the White House Conference, on March 24, 2023, President Biden renewed his call to action by launching the White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities.
Be part of the movement to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases by learning more and joining the White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities.
Why We Need to Act Now
Millions of Americans are affected by food insecurity and diet-related diseases — including heart disease, obesity, and type 2 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 communities of color, people living in rural areas, people with disabilities, older adults, LGBTQI+ people, military families, and military veterans.
Lack of access to healthy, safe, and affordable food, and to safe outdoor spaces, contributes to hunger, diet-related diseases, and health disparities. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these challenges further.
We cannot wait to act. And we aren’t.
Our continued collaboration will be key to the successful implementation and long-term sustainability of the National Strategy. The Biden-Harris Administration looks forward to working with partners — anti-hunger and nutrition advocates; community-based organizations; food companies; the health care community; trade associations; universities; philanthropy groups; local, state, territory, and Tribal governments; and others — in the years ahead to finally end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases and disparities in the U.S
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Learn how you can join the Biden-Harris Administration in working to end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030.
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It takes all of us to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases and disparities. The Biden-Harris Administration wants to hear your stories and ideas.
The Biden-Harris Administration hosted a White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health on September 28, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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