In September, the White House will host a conference on hunger, nutrition, and health to assess progress toward the Biden administration’s goals of eradicating hunger, boosting nutrition and physical activity, and decreasing diet-related disorders.
The event will be the White House’s first since 1969. President Joe Biden “sets out to do the same with this year’s conference,” according to the White House, describing the meeting as a “pivotal event” that shaped the US food policy agenda for the following 50 years.
According to US News, by 2030, the Biden administration wants to abolish hunger in the United States and increase healthy eating and physical activity so that fewer individuals develop diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and other diet-related disorders.
According to the White House, the administration will be assisted in developing a national strategy outlining how to reach those goals by anti-hunger and nutrition advocates, food companies, health care groups, government officials, and others.
“Hunger, diet-related disease, and the inequities surrounding them affect millions of Americans, and the COVID-19 outbreak highlighted the need to tackle these concerns,” Susan Rice, the president’s domestic policy adviser, stated. “No one should have to be concerned about their next meal.”