It has been scheduled! The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition & Health
On September 28, 2022, the White House will host the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Fifty years ago, the White House had such a convening and it lead to the establishment of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children which is also known as WIC. Over the last few months, community organizations have been holding listening sessions to understand the lived experiences and garner ideas to address the ongoing issues that impact families across the nation.
"The Conference will bring government leaders, academics, activists, and Americans from all walks of life together to achieve the goal of ending hunger and reducing diet-related diseases in the U.S. by 2030 – all while reducing disparities among the communities who are impacted the most by these issues. We will announce a national strategy at the Conference that identifies actions the government will take to catalyze the public and private sectors to drive transformative change and address the intersections between food, hunger, nutrition, and health" (White House, 2022).
CACFP Roundtable partnered with Home Grown to submit a letter highlighting the lived experiences of home-based child care providers and how improving CACFP can be a part of the solution. The work doesn't stop there!
At our Annual CACFP Conference, we will have an opportunity to debrief with national leaders on what this means, the work that has been done, and what we can do moving forward to ensure that CACFP policies along with the cross-sectional programs that impact the families that the CACFP communities serve to contribute to ending hunger and reducing diet-related diseases. We hope you'll join us in October at the conference and reinforce how CACFP can be a part of the grand solution.