Hunger elimination strategy to be debated during White House conference
The Biden administration has set a goal to eliminate U.S. hunger and reduce diet-related diseases by 2030. This week’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health is the first time in more than 50 years that a national strategy will be debated.
Chase DeCoite with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the organization has been working to make sure the administration understands the role beef plays in a healthy diet.
“The last thing we would like to see is initiatives rolling out that might limit how consumers in America perceive beef, as well as their consumption patterns, because we know that we have a safe, healthy product that contributes to the health of all Americans and provides an essential protein.”
He tells Brownfield beef is a nutrient dense food. “For what consumers need, and particularly our youth need, to build strong bodies and minds- beef plays an important role in that.”
The White House has yet to unveil how the strategy will be implemented and has not revealed many details ahead of Wednesday’s meeting.
The morning session consists of National Strategy Pillar panel sessions that represent the five pillars of the strategy. The afternoon sessions will feature working groups of participants to identify actions that can be taken to help achieve the goal of the national strategy.
Conference speakers include President Joe Biden, White House domestic policy adviser Susan Rice, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, and Chef José Andrés.