Focus and Objectives
Directives from Congress
The Appropriations Act language in the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Spending Package (March 15, 2022) acknowledges that “that levels of hunger, nutrition insecurity, and chronic disease in the United States are rising, and disproportionately afflict racial and ethnic minorities as well as low-income and rural populations.” The Act directs the Department of Health and Human Services “to convene a White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger, and Health in 2022, for the purpose of developing a roadmap to end hunger and improve nutrition by 2030.”
According to the legislation, the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health should examine why hunger and nutrition insecurity persist and how they affect health, including their role in the high prevalence of chronic disease; and review existing and cross-departmental strategies and consider new approaches to improve health by eliminating hunger, reducing the prevalence of chronic disease, and improving access to and consumption of nutritious foods in accordance with Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
More information can be found in the legislative language. We will continue to update this page with Conference goals and objectives as they are released.