White House Announces Hunger Conference for September
Earlier this week, the White House announced the date for its Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. The Conference, set for September 28th, is slated to be the first Conference of this kind in more than 50 years.
Millions of Americans are afflicted with food insecurity and diet-related diseases, including heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, which are some of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. Lack of access to healthy and affordable foods is one of many factors impacting hunger and diet-related diseases. The Administration said the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these challenges further.
The Conference will bring government leaders, academics and activists together to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases in the U.S. by 2030. The White House will also announce a national strategy at the Conference that identifies actions the government will take to drive transformative change and address the intersections between food, hunger, nutrition, and health.
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