by Marion Nestle
Sep 27 2022

Tomorrow! The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, & Health

At 9:09 on Sunday night, I received a rather lat-minute invitation to this conference.  I think it’s worth going to, and will.

Whatever it turns out to be, this will be an historic occasion.

Almost everything public about it is on the conference website.

Here’s what it says will happen:

On Wednesday, September 28, the Biden-Harris Administration will host the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. The Administration will also release a National Strategy with actions the federal government will take to drive solutions to these challenges.

As it happens, the White House released The Biden-Harris Administration National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health yesterday.  I will say more about this tomorrow, but here’s a summary of Pillar 1:

Improving food access and affordability, including by advancing economic security; increasing access to free and nourishing school meals; providing Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) benefits to more children; and expanding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility to more underserved populations.

The opening speakers have been announced:

  • President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
  • Second Gentleman 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

It can be watched online:

It will be interesting to see what the National Strategy might be, and what emerges from the conference.

In the meantime, to inform the conference:


Coming soon!  My memoir, October 4.

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