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White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition & Health
September 28, 2022
AMWA Supports the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, & Health
AMWA is participating in the upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. We held several internal and external listening sessions to gather input from our members on the pillars of the upcoming conference, which were shared with the White House team. Through our newly formed health and nutrition committee, AMWA will promote educational programming that increases awareness of the impact of nutrition on health and disease and the role of food as medicine in the care of patients.
Ways to Get Involved with the Conference through AMWA
Watch Parties on September 28 – and engage with us on twitter as we post highlights from the conference!
AMWA Full Stack Challenge – Saturday, October 1
Food Redefined: Education, Service and Health (FRESH) – a week of service and education, October 3-9
Live, Virtual Post-Conference Discussion – Insights from the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, Oct. 5, 8-9 pm ET
Join the Committee
Calling Culinary Medicine Experts!
WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE PILLARS
- Pillar 1: Improve Food Access and Affordability
- A state/local government funds a year-round mobile produce market, particularly in areas with limited food access.
- A trade association sets an industry goal to improve access to healthy retail outlets within underserved communities.
- A major grocery retailer develops a buying program with local farms.
- Pillar 2: Integrate Nutrition and Health
- A health insurance company commits to providing coverage for nutrition (e.g., produce prescriptions, medically-tailored meals) and wellness services.
- Hospitals commit to screening patients for food insecurity, connecting patients to nutrition assistance services, and ensuring services are available.
- A non-profit partners with CEOs to challenge 200 companies to adopt work wellness programs.
- Pillar 3: Empower All Consumers to Make and Have Access to Healthy Choices
- A food company reformulates their products to meet or exceed FDA sodium reduction targets.
- A food retailer re-designs their stores to place healthier choices more prominently or stock healthier items/more fresh produce options.
- An online grocery company redesigns their search algorithm to ensure healthier products (e.g., foods that meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans) appear first; or they commit to displaying the ingredient and Nutrition Facts label information for all products.
- A university updates its procurement contracts to ensure healthier foods are available in dining halls.
- Pillar 4: Support Physical Activity for All
- States/localities establish more rigorous physical education requirements in schools to help students meet physical activity guidelines.
- A local health department commits to having urban planners/designers and public health nutrition experts on staff.
- City bike share companies subsidize their membership costs for individuals with lower-incomes.
- A playground equipment company makes donations to build parks and safe sidewalks in underserved neighborhoods.
- Pillar 5: Enhance Nutrition and Food Security Research
- A philanthropy group donates to support research on successful strategies to reduce disparities in diet-related disease.
- Retailers share data and/or fund research exploring the impact of the recent updates to the Thrifty Food Plan.
- Academic medical centers commit to bolstering hunger, nutrition, and physical activity research and data collection that is disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and other factors.