A diverse, non-partisan group of stakeholders working to inform the goals of the White House Conference.
A coalition of organizations guiding and advising the Task Force’s work.
Engaging experts, activists, and communities to craft policy recommendations for the White House Conference.
An incredible opportunity to re‐imagine the nation’s food system to end hunger, improve nutrition, and reduce diet-related chronic diseases.
The History of the White House Conference
In early December 1969, President Richard M. Nixon convened the first and (at the time) only White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health to “put an end to hunger in America for all time” and improve the nutritional well-being of all Americans at a time when malnutrition was of urgent national concern. The agenda of the Conference was to draft recommendations that could be implemented by a bipartisan coalition into national nutrition policy.
News and Updates
The ACC submitted written testimony on May 18 to the Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, emphasizing the importance of robust funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support medical innovation, promote critical cardiovascular research, and increase awareness around healthy lifestyle behaviors, among other items.
Letter Submitted to House and Senate Requests $121M Funding for the NIH Office of Nutrition Research
The letter, which was submitted to the Subcommittees on Labor, Health, and Human Services, has over 60 signatories.
Friedman School at Tufts University and Food is Medicine Coalition Submit Implementation Considerations for Medically Tailored Meals to CMS and CMMI
The letter was sent in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) inquiry.