Ending Hunger and Reducing Diet-Related Diseases and Disparities

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President Biden laid out a bold goal: 

The Biden-Harris Administration also released a fact sheet detailing more than $8 billion in new commitments as part of the Conference's call to action. Read the fact sheet to learn more.

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.

Next Steps

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.

Conference Details

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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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.

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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.