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Share Your Thoughts on National Hunger, Nutrition and Health Strategy by July 15

After more than 50 years, the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health will be held this September—and will announce a national strategy to end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity.
 
To help inform the plan to address health inequities, end hunger and reduce diet-related disease, the White House is soliciting ideas and stories from stakeholders. Recognizing the essential role you play in nutrition and the health outcomes of older adults in your community, add your feedback to ensure the Aging Network's expertise is reflected in the national strategy.
 
The White House's stated goal is to “end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030, so that fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases like diabetes, obesity and hypertension.” The White House recognizes that to truly address hunger and health disparities, it needs to hear from all community advocates. While regional listening sessions have reached capacity, there is still an opportunity for you to share your ideas and stories by July 15!
 
In addition to submitting your individual perspective, the White House has created a toolkit to help you convene your own local stakeholder discussions and submit shared experiences, stories and ideas. The toolkit provides guidance on discussing the five pillars established by the White House to identify actions needed to:
  • Improve food access and affordability: End hunger by making it easier for everyone—including urban, suburban, rural and Tribal communities—to access and afford food.
  • 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.
  • Empower all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices: Foster environments that enable all people to easily make informed healthy choices and increase access to healthy food.
  • Support physical activity for all: Make it easier for people to be more physically active.
  • 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. 
Find more information on how to share and submit your ideas and stories on the White House Conference website.

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