2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
Diet-related health disparities in underserved communities threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of individuals across the country.
Hunger, poor nutrition, and diet-related conditions and diseases disproportionately impact underserved communities, including many Black, Latino, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Native American communities in addition to many others such as those with disabilities, older adults, and LGBTQI+ people.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated and further exposed the fragilities and inequalities that were already in place and made clear there is an urgent need for change.
In response, for the first time since 1969, the Biden-Harris Administration hosted a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, scheduled on September 28, 2022 in Washington, D.C. The Conference was organized to catalyze the public and private sectors around a coordinated national food strategy to end hunger for millions and Americans, improve nutrition and physical activity, and close the disparities surrounding them.
To define the scope of the historic event, the White House chose the five pillars below to guide the policy conversations ahead of and during the conference:
Pillar 1: Improve Food Access and Affordability
Pillar 2: Integrate Nutrition and Health
Pillar 3: Empower All Consumers to Make and Have Access to Healthy Choices
Pillar 4: Support Physical Activity for All
Pillar 5: Enhance Nutrition and Food Security Research
The White House Conference brought together key players from the worlds of science, business, policy, healthcare and academia, as well as farmers, indigenous people, youth organizations, consumer groups, environmental activists, and other key stakeholders including, and importantly, those with lived experiences to ensure diverse voices and perspectives are represented in the multisector efforts to address our greatest food, nutrition, and health challenges.
Click below to read our helpful summary of the White House plan or visit the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health website to read the new food policy strategy in its entirety.