CRN submits comments on White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

See CRN's comments here.

White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health—supplements fill nutrition gaps

CRN’s Chairman’s Challenge to #Act4Access is well-timed as the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health will take place on Sept. 28, 2022, culminating Hunger Action and Awareness Month.

At the conference, the Biden-Harris Administration will announce a national strategy that identifies actions the government will take to prompt the public and private sectors to take action where food, hunger, nutrition, and health intersect.

CRN previously submitted comments regarding the conference, advocating for including multivitamin/mineral (MVMs) supplements in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan (SNAP) benefits.

The White House held public virtual listening sessions to gather ideas and experiences surrounding hunger, diet-related diseases, and the disparities surrounding them. CRN’s Andrea Wong, Ph.D., and Brian Wommack participated in separate regional sessions, providing brief commentary about the role of supplementation in filling nutrition gaps.

Go deeper: Download the White House Conference toolkit to learn more about how to participate before, during, and after the conference.