The Good Food Dialogues platform was created to excite, encourage, and facilitate widespread community participation in the Biden-Harris Administration Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, scheduled for September 2022 in Washington, D.C. The Conference aims to catalyze the changes needed to end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030 by shaping the policy approaches and agenda for the future.
As people across the nation are looking to share their voices, we want to capture these stories, ideas and challenges to ensure they live far beyond the Conference and are publicly available for other individuals, organizations, and groups working on these issues.
The Conference is just the beginning of the mobilization and we believe that by amplifying diverse voices and inspiring multistakeholder Dialogue, we collectively contribute the critical steps toward systems change that will help to reduce disparities surrounding hunger, nutrition, and health in America.
Here are the two ways you can get involved…
We have developed an approach to dialogue that sets the stage for an informative movement of stakeholders and communities across the country to mobilize around grassroots solutions, innovations, and ideas to drive change.
Anyone and everyone is invited to convene a Local Dialogue – Convenors plan, organize and hold a Dialogue event that brings together different stakeholder groups to explore, debate and shape potential solutions to a healthy, equitable, and sustainable future for all Americans.
Whilst Convenors are free to hold the Dialogues any way they want, our standard method is designed to initiate a multi-perspective exploration of critical issues that are key to driving transformative change and we have made guidance resources and training available to make this as easy as possible.
We appreciate that whilst many people are keen to input into the process, they may not be ready to convene a Dialogue due to a lack of information, capacity, resources, or support. All willing to share their individual, organizational, or collective, opinions, stories, perspectives and experiences on hunger, nutrition, and health, are invited and encouraged to contribute using the Local Voices functionality which are now welcome on the Good Food Dialogues Platform.
The simple online form invites submitters to include information about when, where and how their Local Voice was developed. Simlar to the Official Feedback form from Local Dialogues, the demographics of contributors, the method of engagement, and outcome areas are all encouraged to be included.
Local Voices will appear alongside Local Dialogues on the national Explore Dialogues and Voices map and there is no limit to the number of submissions that can be made.