In collaboration with the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health marks a significant step in combating systemic disparities in the United States. This conference became an emphasis of bipartisan Congressional members and the Biden Administration as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which exposed the broken state of the Nation’s food systems.
WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE PILLARS
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. For example, expand eligibility for and increase participation in food assistance programs and improve transportation to places where food is available.
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, increase access to healthy food, encourage healthy workplace and school policies, and invest in public messaging and education campaigns that are culturally appropriate and resonate with specific communities.
Support physical activity for all
Make it easier for people to be more physically active (in part by ensuring that everyone has access to safe places to be active), increase awareness of the benefits of physical activity, and conduct research on and measure physical activity.
Improve nutrition metrics, data collection, and research to inform nutrition and food security policy, particularly on issues of equity, access, and disparities.
Enhance nutrition and food security research
Partners in Commitment
The Wave Foundation has rallied organizations across the United States to sign our commitment and join forces in addressing the Five Pillars of the White House Conference. Our partners include Indigenous, underrepresented, and rural producers aligned to build The Wave Marketplace that will empower a more just, resilient, and self-sustaining food system.