White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health – It is almost here!

It’s official! The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health will be on September 28th – the first of its kind in over 50 years.

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It’s official! The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health will be on September 28th – the first of its kind in over 50 years.

The first conference in 1969 had a pivotal impact on our agency. Just a few months ahead of the conference, Food and Nutrition Service, or FNS, was established to administer federal nutrition assistance programs. The 1969 conference also led to:

Over the last 50 years, our federal nutrition assistance programs have grown to serve about one in four Americans each year. However, tens of millions of Americans, including children, experience food insecurity, and millions more suffer from diet-related diseases and disparities. These disparities are largely rooted in structural barriers which – among other things – limit access to heathier foods. We must and will do more.

We will accomplish this through a game-changing focus on nutrition security, which means maintaining consistent and equitable access to healthy, safe, and affordable food. FNS already has a lot of exciting actions underway designed to meaningfully advance nutrition security for tens of millions of Americans and support the goals of the White House Conference. For example, we are updating the WIC food package with science-informed changes and refreshing school meals standards while also seeking to support and incentivize schools that pursue nutritious improvements.