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Administration to Host Hunger Conference, Seeks Commitments

The Biden-Harris administration on Sept. 28 will host the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the first White House convening of its kind since 1969.

The administration also will release a federal strategy to end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030, to reduce diet-related diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.

Stakeholder organizations are encouraged to make commitments to support the goal that result in systemic, long-term change; help eliminate disparities and support communities most affected by hunger and diet-related diseases; test new models; and scale evidence-based strategies to a national level.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation seeks cross-sector partners interested in making transformative commitments to align their efforts with one or more of five pillars:

  1. improve food access and affordability;
  2. integrate nutrition and health;
  3. empower all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices;
  4. support physical activity for all; and
  5. support nutrition and food security research.

These commitments may be recognized at the conference.

To learn how essential hospitals nationwide are working to combat food insecurity, visit


About the Author

Emily Schweich is a communications manager at America's Essential Hospitals.

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