Last Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 marked a historical date for the US government & the private sector, to meet for the 1st time since the Nixon administration to have an in-depth discussion on hunger, nutrition, and health that has been LONG overdue.

The White House has launched a major new plan to ensure Americans have access to healthy food and fitness information. The overarching goals of the $8 billion initiative are to support Americans with chronic illnesses and hopefully end hunger by 2030.

The event produced some really exciting new strategies and programs.

Here are the 5 key pillars that they are working on and a high-level summary of actions (quoted verbatim from White House release – see link below)

Pillar 1 – Improve Food Access and Affordability

End hunger by making it easier for everyone—including individuals in urban, suburban, rural, and Tribal communities, and territories—to access and afford food. 

Pillar 2 – Integrate Nutrition and Health

Prioritize the role of nutrition and food security in overall health—including disease prevention and management—and ensure that our health care system addresses the nutrition needs of all people. 

Pillar 3 – Empower Consumers to Make and Have Access to Healthy Choices

Foster environments that enable all people to easily make informed, healthy choices, increase access to healthy food, encourage healthy workplace and school policies, and invest in public education campaigns that are culturally appropriate and resonate with specific communities. 

Pillar 4 – Support Physical Activity for All

Make it easier for people to be more physically activein part by ensuring that everyone has access to safe places to be activeincrease awareness of the benefits of physical activity, and conduct research on and measure physical activity. 

Pillar 5 – Enhance Nutrition and Food Security Research 

Improve nutrition metrics, data collection, and research to inform nutrition and food security policy, particularly on issues of equity, access, and disparities. 

Check out the official White House briefing link below to see the specific initiatives.

I’m so proud to be part of this journey being a functional nutrition coach to be able to help people better understand what they should be eating to support their own well-being.

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