Task Force on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health Honors the Legacy of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

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Aug 5, 2022

Rep. Walorski was a dedicated champion in the fight for nutrition security and health equity

Washington, D.C. – In response to the tragic passing of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski of Indiana on Aug. 3, the Co-chairs of the Task Force on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health share their deepest condolences to her family, friends, staff, and the people of Indiana. 

Rep. Walorski was a strong advocate in the fight for nutrition security and health equity. She frequently worked across the aisle to push actionable solutions forward to advance the health of Indianans and all Americans. Among her many accomplishments, Rep. Walorski advocated tirelessly for a White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health — a potentially transformational convening that will be held for the first time in over 50 years next month, thanks in no small part to the Congresswoman’s tenacious efforts. 

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About the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University is a leading U.S. institution focused on education, research, and public impact around the food system, from soil to society. The School’s five divisions and additional centers and institutes are renowned for the application of scientific evidence to national and international policy. Tufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, Massachusetts, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier teaching and research universities in the U.S.  Learn more at nutrition.tufts.edu/ 

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Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises while working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. WCK has served more than 100 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world. WCK’s Resilience Programs strengthen food and nutrition security by training chefs and school cooks; advancing clean cooking practices; and awarding grants to farms, fisheries, and small food businesses while also providing educational and networking opportunities. Learn more at wck.org.

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