At 9:09 a.m. on Sunday night, I received a fairly long invitation for this conference. I think it’s worth going, and I will.
Whatever it is, it will be a historic occasion.
Almost everything public about what is the conference website.
This is what he says will happen:
OnWednesday, 28 September,the Biden-Harris Administration will host the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. The Administration will also launch a National Strategy with actions that the federal government will take to promote solutions to these challenges.
As it happens, the White House let go Biden-Harris National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition and Health yesterday. I’ll say more about this tomorrow, but here’s a summary of Pilar 1:
Improve access to food and affordability, including promoting economic security; increasing access to free and nutritious school meals; providing benefits from the Transfer of Electronic Summer Benefits to more children; and expanding the eligibility of the Supplementary Food Assistance Programme (SNAP) to more subsidized populations.
Opening speakers have been announced:
- President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
- Second Knight Douglas Emhoff
- Ambassador Susan E. Rice, White House Domestic Policy Advisor
- Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
- Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra
- Chef José Andrés
You can see online:
It will be interesting to see what the National Strategy might be and what emerges from the conference.
Meanwhile, to report to the conference:
- Feeding America has just published a report on the results of the pre-conference listening sessions, “Elevating Voices to End Hunger Together: Community-Driven Solutions to Address America’s Hunger Crisis.
- The Meridian Institute, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Bread for the World, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Farm, Food, Environment Policy Consulting, and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) have produced a memo: A Food Systems Approach to Nutrition.
- Bill Frist writes: It’s time to prioritize nutrition: better diet quality [in SNAP] leads to better health and well-being for Americans
I’m coming soon! My memory, October 4.
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