About the 2022 Conference

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

On May 4th, the Biden-Harris administration announced that it will hold a historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September of this year. The conference will be only the second of its kind. The first conference was held in 1969 and organized by Dr. Jean Mayer, the founder of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, under the leadership of President Nixon and Sens. George McGovern and Bob Dole. 

Fifty-three years later, this second Conference comes at a crucial time: we face new challenges in our food system — including food and nutrition insecurity, hunger, high rates of diet-related chronic diseases, and related nutrition and health inequities — together egregiously harming Americans and costing the country hundreds of billions of dollars in preventable health care spending every year. The mission is clear: re‐imagining our nation’s food system to end hunger, improve nutrition, and reduce diet-related chronic diseases.

President Biden Announces White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Our coalition has convened in an effort to maximize the actionable nature of the 2022 Conference. This effort is not organized or endorsed by the White House, but represents an independent effort to convene voices from across the nation to help solve the issues at the heart of the Conference’s focus. Our goal is to support and inform the Conference, but we have no direct role in Conference planning.

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