Following Up & Moving Forward - White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, & Health
from Ehrens Consulting
Some of us were able to gather online via Zoom on September 28 to share reactions and connect with one another in between sessions of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health (WHC). The WHC was an incredible opportunity that pulled together top leaders in government, nutrition, health, non-profits, and business focusing our attention for an entire day on actions to end hunger and improve nutrition and health. A National Plan was released, and nearly 200 commitments adding up to over $8 billion were shared by organizations outside of government. It was acknowledged how social determinants of health (access to basic life necessities like housing, transportation and healthcare) and racism have played a role in unequal access to nutritious food and to healthcare, resulting in people disproportionately experiencing chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. This conference provided first steps down a road and many people are joining in to walk together.
If you are interested, but were unable to participate in or watch the WHC (or even if you were!), find some resources for you below.
* Meeting again
The ND Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and the Nutrition Section of the ND Public Health Association invite you to an online gathering
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. We have set aside the afternoon from 2:30 – 5 p.m., and within that timeframe, an agenda will be forming. Please save the date and times. We will be strategizing at what our organizations can do and/or are doing to address hunger, nutrition, and health, and how we might work together.
Topic: White House Conference - Recap
Time: Oct 25, 2022 02:30 PM Central Time(US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 826 4853 4444
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* WHC Resources
Conference recordings for most sessions: https://health.gov/our-work/nutrition-physical-activity/white-house-conference-hunger-nutrition-and-health/conference-streaming/
National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition and Health:https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/White-House-National-Strategy-on-Hunger-Nutrition-and-Health-FINAL.pdf
Stakeholder Commitments: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/09/28/fact-sheet-the-biden-harris-administration-announces-more-than-8-billion-in-new-commitments-as-part-of-call-to-action-for-white-house-conference-on-hunger-nutrition-and-health/
Imagine what we will all be able to accomplish together!