August 29, 2022
Washington, D.C. – The White House Conference on Nutrition, Hunger and Health will be held on September 28, 2022 in Washington, DC, the Biden Administration has announced. The conference will bring together government leaders and stakeholders to launch a national strategy to eliminate hunger and reduce diet-related disease by 2030. IFPA released our 8-point plan on national nutrition strategy to the White House earlier this year. September marks a pivotal month for the fresh produce industry as the White House Nutrition Conference coincides with the International Fresh Produce Association Washington Conference, September 26-28.
“We are thrilled the White House has announced the Conference date for this September, and how fitting that the produce industry will be in town the same week taking our message to Capitol Hill on the importance of growing consumption of fruits and vegetables,” said IFPA CEO Cathy Burns. “The last week of September is now nutrition AND fresh produce week in Washington, and we will have the ears of our nation's leaders in the days leading into the White House Conference, an event that will transform how our country eats, feeds, and nourishes itself for generations. If you can help build a vibrant future for all, you have to be in Washington this September to do it.”
The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health was announced earlier this year after a multi-year Congressional effort. Since its announcement, the White House has garnered widespread stakeholder feedback and IFPA has mobilized members to provide input and industry stories, provided recommendations to address nutrition security, and connected with partners to determine a series of commitments the industry and the association can lead to contribute to the White House Conference’s stated pillars.
IFPA will continue to update the industry on the impact and opportunities that arise from the White House Conference and how you can participate as we get closer to the event.