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Tuesday, March 28, 2023 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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In September 2022, the Biden Administration hosted the second White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health (the first was held in 1969 by the Nixon Administration). The Conference goal: End hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030, so that fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases like diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.

Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian of Tufts University co-chaired an independent Task Force which aimed to help catalyze and lay the groundwork for the Conference, and is now supporting the subsequent national strategy and policy designed to help end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases and disparities.

In this Harvard Food Systems Initiative (HFSI) dialogue, Dr. Mozaffarian will share the work of the White House Task Force and Conference, and the impact of such public policy following the 1969 program and what he forsees as a result of the 2022 event.

Dr. Mozaffarian is a cardiologist, and at Tufts is a Special Advisor to the Provost, Dean for Policy, and Jean Mayer Professor at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Jean, Mayer, former President of Tufts and professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, planned and led the 1969 conference). He is currently on a leave from Tufts while he helps inform the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

Following a presentation, Dr. Mozaffarian will engage in a question and answer session led by HUDS Managing Director, Smitha Haneef.

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