MOBILIZING THE NATION’S FOOD AND NUTRITION EXPERTS: ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS PREPARES FOR WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON HUNGER, NUTRITION AND HEALTH

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, is mobilizing its membership to address the nation’s hunger,

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CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, is mobilizing its membership to address the nation’s hunger, nutrition and health crises at the historic September 28 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health.

“As the acknowledged authorities on nutrition and health, the Academy and our members are uniquely qualified to assist in achieving the White House Conference’s goals of reducing hunger and increasing healthful eating and physical activity by 2030,” said registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy President Ellen R. Shanley.

The Academy has urged the White House to acknowledge the fundamental importance of nutrition by committing to actively pursue, implement and fund policies and programs addressing all social determinants of health – from health care access and quality to education opportunities and from economic stability to the neighborhood and built environment.

“Academy members have extensive formal education and training, which enables registered dietitian nutritionists to play a vital role in shaping the public’s food choices and improving people’s nutritional status to prevent and treat chronic disease,” Shanley said.