September 29, 2022
D.C. News
  • The White House announced that over 100 private and public entities committed more than $8 billion to the “food is medicine” movement linking nutrition and chronic illness. Of the committed funds, $2.5 billion will be invested in startup companies addressing food and nutrition insecurity, and $4 billion will be directed toward initiatives improving access to nutritious food and philanthropy promoting healthy choices and increasing physical activity. In addition to financial commitments, various organizations announced related initiatives. For example, the Association of American Medical Colleges committed to organizing the inaugural Medical Education Summit on Nutrition in Practice in March 2023 and the American Academy of Pediatrics committed to training all of its 67,000 member pediatricians on screening and addressing nutrition insecurity by 2030. (Press release here; Articles here, here, and here)