☷Statements by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on the White House Conference on Hunger Nutrition and Health
U.S. Department of Agriculture ( By Press Release office)
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WASHINGTON , May 4 , 2022 - Today , the White House announced its commitment to end hunger , improve nutrition and physical activity , reduce diet - related diseases , and close disparity gaps by 2030 . As part of this commitment , the White House will hold a conference this fall to catalyze the public and private sectors around a coordinated , whole - of - government strategy to accelerate progress and drive significant change . U . S . Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the following statement:“For our country and our children to reach their highest potential , we must not only keep food on the table , but also aim for everyone to enjoy nutritious and affordable food that contributes to their overall health . The Biden - Harris Administration is committed to tackling both food and nutrition insecurity in order to prevent the diet - related diseases that plague our country , address health disparities in underserved communities , and give all Americans a chance for a healthy future , ” said Secretary Vilsack . “The White House Conference on Hunger , Nutrition , and Health will help drive the transformative solutions we seek to enact in the Biden - Harris Administration through a whole - of - government effort and alongside public and private stakeholders . The U . S . Department of Agriculture is proud to be a partner as we work together toward the admirable goal of ending hunger and increasing healthy eating by 2030 . ”U . S . Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra released the following statement:“Tackling food insecurity is key to boosting our nation’s health . Our understanding of science and social determinants that affect nutrition and physical activity has evolved in the past five decades , and it is high time we prioritize nutrition more for the sake of saving lives . As we prepare to gather for this conference , HHS—in partnership with federal agencies—continues to make new discoveries tied to healthy eating and physical activity , and advance guidance and policy to reduce Type 2 diabetes , obesity , and hypertension . Strengthening access to affordable and healthy food cuts down on chronic disease and helps us advance health equity for all Americans . ”#USDA is an equal opportunity provider , employer , and lender .
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