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Join NACo to tell your county’s story at the White House conference on hunger, nutrition and health

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    Join NACo to tell your county’s story at the White House conference on hunger, nutrition and health

    In advance of the September, 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, the National Association of Counties (NACo) will host a virtual County Listening Session on Thursday, June 30 at 3:00 p.m. EDT for county officials to share ideas and critical perspectives with White House officials and other federal partners. Input from this and other stakeholder listening sessions will inform the Conference’s national strategy to end hunger, increase healthy eating and physical activity, and reduce diet-related diseases in the United States by the year 2030.

    As the front-line of the social safety net, county governments offer an essential perspective on hunger, nutrition, food and health. We often play an instrumental role in developing, administering and supporting food and nutrition programs at the local level. NACo strongly encourages county elected officials and county employees to attend the listening session to share the barriers you have encountered and solutions you have implemented on the ground in your efforts to end hunger and build healthy food systems.

    The listening session will focus on two of the main pillars of the White House’s upcoming Conference: improving food access and affordability and empowering all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices. To prepare, attendees are encouraged to bring their answers to the following questions related to these pillars:

    1. How has hunger or diet-related disease impacted your county and its residents?
    2. What specific actions should the U.S. federal government, including the Executive Branch and Congress, take to improve food access and affordability and empower all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices?
    3. What specific actions should local governments, our state partners, and other community stakeholders (including non-profit and private companies) take to improve food access and affordability and empower all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices?
    4. What are opportunities for public- and private-sector partners to work together to improve food access and affordability and empower all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices?
    5. What are innovative, successful activities already happening in your county that could inform actions at the federal level?

    The County Listening Session for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health will take place on June 30, 2022, from 3–4 p.m. EDT. You can register for the listening session here.

    Along with contributing to NACo’s listening session, county officials are welcome to submit ideas and perspectives directly to our federal partners using this link.

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    • NACo Report: The County Human Services and Education Landscape 
    • NACo Legislative Toolkit for Counties: Priorities for Strengthening the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • NACo Policy Brief: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Reauthorization and Appropriations
    • NACo Workshop: Strengthening Anti-Hunger Resources through the 2023 Farm Bill
    In advance of the September, 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, the National Association of Counties (NACo) will host a County Listening Session on Thursday, June 30 at 3:00 p.m. EDT for county officials to share ideas and critical perspectives with White House officials and other federal partners.
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NACo hosts virtual county listening session to inform the White House’s forthcoming national strategy on hunger, nutrition and health County leaders are encouraged to come prepared to share barriers and solutions to ending hunger and building healthy food systems

In advance of the September, 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, the National Association of Counties (NACo) will host a virtual County Listening Session on Thursday, June 30 at 3:00 p.m. EDT for county officials to share ideas and critical perspectives with White House officials and other federal partners. Input from this and other stakeholder listening sessions will inform the Conference’s national strategy to end hunger, increase healthy eating and physical activity, and reduce diet-related diseases in the United States by the year 2030.

As the front-line of the social safety net, county governments offer an essential perspective on hunger, nutrition, food and health. We often play an instrumental role in developing, administering and supporting food and nutrition programs at the local level. NACo strongly encourages county elected officials and county employees to attend the listening session to share the barriers you have encountered and solutions you have implemented on the ground in your efforts to end hunger and build healthy food systems.

The listening session will focus on two of the main pillars of the White House’s upcoming Conference: improving food access and affordability and empowering all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices. To prepare, attendees are encouraged to bring their answers to the following questions related to these pillars:

  1. How has hunger or diet-related disease impacted your county and its residents?
  2. What specific actions should the U.S. federal government, including the Executive Branch and Congress, take to improve food access and affordability and empower all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices?
  3. What specific actions should local governments, our state partners, and other community stakeholders (including non-profit and private companies) take to improve food access and affordability and empower all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices?
  4. What are opportunities for public- and private-sector partners to work together to improve food access and affordability and empower all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices?
  5. What are innovative, successful activities already happening in your county that could inform actions at the federal level?

The County Listening Session for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health will take place on June 30, 2022, from 3–4 p.m. EDT. You can register for the listening session here.

Along with contributing to NACo’s listening session, county officials are welcome to submit ideas and perspectives directly to our federal partners using this link.

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