The White House “Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health” will be held this September. You can read the official press release here and check in on conference details here. Listening sessions are being held leading up to the Conference.
Information obtained through whitehouse.gov
White House Conference Listening Session Details
• South: June 1, 2022, 9am-11am MDT
• Midwest & Mountains: June 3, 2022, 11am-1pm MDT
• Northeast & Mid-Atlantic: June 7, 2022, 10am-12pm EDT
• West Coast & Pacific: June 9, 3pm-5pm PDT
• Spanish-only (all regions): June 13, 2022, 1pm-3pm EDT
The listening sessions will include breakout sessions based on the five pillars that define the scope of White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. They are meant to help guide our efforts to identify actions that can be taken across all sectors. The five pillars are:
1. IMPROVE FOOD ACCESS AND AFFORDABILITY:
End hunger by making it easier for everyone — including urban, suburban, rural, and Tribal communities — to access and afford food. For example, expand eligibility for and increase participation in food assistance programs and improve transportation to places where food is available.
2. INTEGRATE NUTRITION AND HEALTH:
Prioritize the role of nutrition and food security in overall health, including disease prevention and management, and ensure our health care system addresses the nutrition-related needs of all people.
3. EMPOWER ALL CONSUMERS TO MAKE AND HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTHY CHOICES:
Foster environments that enable all people to easily make informed healthy choices, increase access to healthy food, encourage healthy workplace and school policies, and invest in public messaging and education campaigns that are culturally appropriate and resonate with specific communities.
4. SUPPORT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR ALL:
Make it easier for people to be more physically active–in part by ensuring everyone has access to safe places to get active–increase awareness of the benefits of physical activity, and conduct research on and measure physical activity.
5. ENHANCE NUTRITION AND FOOD SECURITY RESEARCH:
Improve nutrition metrics, data collection, and research to inform nutrition and food security policy, particularly on issues of equity, access, and disparities.