Considerations for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

The White House’s September Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health is an important moment to galvanize efforts to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and diet-related diseases in America. But to make lasting progress on these fronts, comprehensive food and agricultural system transformation is required; we cannot have healthy people without healthy farming, and healthy farming requires a healthy planet. 

In this memo we offer thoughts on how the gathering might consider the myriad ways food consumption and production are inextricably linked in the U.S., and provide recommendations for this opportune moment to comprehensively address food and agricultural system transformation.