The role of Food Science & Technology in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition & Health On-Demand Webinar
The role of Food Science & Technology in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition & Health On-Demand Webinar
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Following the first White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition & Health in over 50 years, the Institute of Food Technologists will host an expert panel to discuss key learnings, takeaways, and next steps in bringing forward solutions to end hunger in America by 2030. Join us for an engaging conversation that will explore how food science and technology play a crucial role in achieving the actions outlined by each of the conference pillars.

  • List Price: Free
Meeting Details :
 Video Remarks:
Sara Bleich, PhD, Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity, USDA

Robin McKinnon PhD, Senior Advisor for Nutrition Policy, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Sylvia Rowe, Owner, SR Strategy, Adjunct Professor Tufts and University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Taylor Wallace, PhD, CFS, FACN, Principal & CEO Think Healthy Group, Adjunct Professor George Mason University                           


Anna Rosales, RD, Senior Director Government Affairs & Nutrition, Institute of Food Technology.

White House Conference Pillars

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Related Resources:

  • Looking for highlights of the WHC?  Check out Food Technology’s digital exclusives on each pillar here.
  • Want to hear what IFT members had to say about the WHC pillars? See key takeaways from our member listening session here.  
  • Wondering what IFT is doing related to the WHC? See our WHC Partner commitments here.

Speaker and Panelist Biographies:

Dr. Sara Bleich, PhD

Dr. Sara Bleich is the Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity in the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), after serving as the Senior Advisor for COVID-19 in the Office of the Secretary at USDA (2021). She is a policy expert and researcher who specializes in diet-related diseases, food insecurity and racial inequality with more than 180...

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