Engage in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, & Health

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The White House will announce a strategy to end hunger

On September 28, the White House will host a conference on #hunger, #nutrition, and #health where they will announce a national strategy to end hunger, reduce diet-related diseases by improving healthy eating & physical activity, and eliminate disparities surrounding them by 2030. Join the conversation by signing up for the conference livestream!

The 5 pillars of the conference will address how to:

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 that our health care system addresses the nutrition 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 that everyone has access to safe places to be 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.

Engage in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, & Health