On May 4, 2022, President Biden announced the convening of the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health scheduled for September 2022 in Washington, D.C.
According to the White House, the Conference will “accelerate progress and drive significant change to end hunger, improve nutrition and physical activity, reduce diet-related disease, and close the disparities around them.”
The statement continued, “The Conference will galvanize action by anti-hunger and nutrition advocates; food companies; the health care community; local, state, territorial and Tribal governments; people with lived experiences; and all Americans, and it will launch a national plan outlining how we achieve this goal,” of ending hunger, increasing healthy eating and physical activity by 2030.
The calls urging the President to convene the Conference were led by Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN), both members of the bipartisan Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus.
The White House and federal agencies leading the Conference efforts are accepting comments ahead of the September event. NCBA CLUSA intends to submit comments to ensure that cooperatives are central to the federal strategy to healthier communities. To best inform our comments, we want to hear directly from cooperators leading the work to ending hunger and improving nutrition in your communities.
To share your policy priorities, examples, and stories with NCBA CLUSA to help inform our comments to the White House, please email email@example.com by July 8, 2022.
To submit your own comments to the Conference, please visit the Conference website and share your views before July 15, 2022.
You can sign up to stay informed about the convening here.