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White House Announces First Hunger and Nutrition Conference Since 1969 

May 4, 2022 by Alexa Hornbeck
White House Announces First Hunger and Nutrition Conference Since 1969 
The White House, June 28, 2021. (Photo by Dan McCue)

The White House will hold a conference on hunger, nutrition and health in September, the first such gathering it has hosted in over 50 years.

According to the Biden-Harris administration, the conference will coordinate strategies with the public and private sectors, anti-hunger and nutrition advocates, food companies, local and state governments, and tribal communities, to discuss plans to improve nutrition and combat hunger in the United States. 

The administration aims to close nutrition disparities by 2030, so that fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases like diabetes, obesity and hypertension.


The conference will include members of Congress such as Reps. James McGovern, D-Mass., and Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., as well as Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Mike Braun, R-Ind.  



“The COVID-19 pandemic was a stark reminder of the need for urgent sustained action. As more Americans experienced hunger, we saw diet-related diseases heighten the risk of severe COVID,” said President Biden during the announcement.

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