(More) against a food crisisSep 27, 2022
The White House will hold the first Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health in over 50 years. According to President Joe Biden, many families don’t know where they’re going to get their next meal and diet-oriented diseases are some of the leading causes of death in the US.
- The last time the White House hosted a conference focused on food insecurity was during President Richard Nixon’s mandate, which led to expansions of the food stamp program and the school lunch program; the creation of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children; and improved nutrition labeling.
Conference speakers include President Joe Biden, White House Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, and Chef Jose Andres. Check out more details here.