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The White House said it will hold a summit on Sept. 28 in Washington, D.C., aimed at addressing hunger, nutrition and health issues in the United States.
US President Joe Biden said in May that the event would help realize his administration’s goal of ending hunger in the United States by 2030 and reducing diet-related illnesses for the majority of Americans. rice field.
The last such event in the United States took place in 1969, according to the White House.
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“Lack of access to healthy, affordable food is one of many factors affecting hunger and diet-related illnesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these challenges. White House Press Secretary Carine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.
Expected to bring together government leaders, academics and activists, the summit will “catalyze the public and private sectors to drive change and address the intersection of food, hunger and nutrition. will produce a national strategy that identifies the actions the government will take to And healthy,” added Jean-Pierre.
The White House added that the summit aims to address ways the United States can reduce disparities among communities most affected by these issues.
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A specific list of venues and attendees for the event has yet to be announced.