The White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health
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30 September 2022

This historic event was held on September 28, 2022, more than 50 years after the first. We always think it’s important to look back to look ahead, so we encourage you to take a look at this overview (and watch the video!) from 1969 to see just how far we’ve come—and the work that is still left to do. Our friend Cathy Nonas of Meals for Good penned this Op-Ed in the Gotham Gazette, clearly spelling out the “solution”: people need more money to make good food choices. And Sen. Cory Booker speaks to the need to reform the Farm Bill here, pointing out that 80% of health care dollars are spent on preventable diseases, but just 2% of agriculture support is for real food—fruits, vegetables, nuts, edible grains. We hope the momentum from this conference can spill out of the margins to begin looking at more significant systemic issues that will drive production and consumption patterns in the years and decades to come—and approach the 2023 Farm Bill with fresh eyes. As Dr. Eileen Kennedy, D.Sc, former Dean of Tufts School of Nutrition, Science and Policy, noted, getting a groundswell of agreement on what the priorities are….”is strategy but it’s also art.”