Today, for the first time in more than half a century, President Biden is hosting the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health to catalyze action for the millions of Americans who struggle with food insecurity and and diet-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. The Conference will set out a transformational vision to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases by 2030 – all while closing disparities between the communities that are most affected.
Achieving our goals will require more than just the resources of the federal government. That is why, this summer, the White House launched a call to national action to meet the ambitious goals set by the president. Across society, Americans have responded — and advanced more than $8 billion in private and public sector commitments. These range from bold philanthropic contributions and in-kind donations to community-based organizations, to catalytic investments in new businesses and new ways of screening for and integrating nutrition into health care delivery. At least $2.5 billion will be invested in start-up companies that are pioneering solutions to hunger and food insecurity. More than $4 billion will be dedicated to philanthropy that improves access to nutritious food, promotes healthy choices and increases physical activity.
Today, the White House announced a historic package of new actions that business, civic, academic and philanthropic leaders are taking to end hunger and reduce diet-related disease.
Pillar 1 – Improving food access and accessibility
Pillar 2 – Integrate Nutrition and Health
Pillar 3 – Empower Consumers to Make and Have Access to Healthy Choices
Pillar 4 – Support physical activity for all
Pillar 5 – Increase nutrition research and food security
Each of these commitments demonstrates the tremendous impact that is possible when all sectors of society come together in the service of a common goal. The Biden-Harris administration looks forward to working with all of these extraordinary leaders and the many others to come to end hunger and reduce diet-related disease by 2030.