You can now watch every plenary and panel session from the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health here.
Here at Food Equality Initiative, our mission is to fight for nutrition security and health equity for all. Food insecurity affects 42 million Americans right now, what about nutrition insecurity? What is the difference between food security and nutrition security?
The sooner we can get people the medicine they need in the form of healthy food, the sooner we can improve public health.
In food allergy, we sometimes forget to think of food in a positive sense; that food can actually make you feel better. Food is medicine for food allergies.
It takes collaboration with a registered dietician to learn how to eat gluten free in a way that nourishes the body. Food is medicine for celiac disease.
Food is medicine for EoE in the sense that it is broadening people’s viewpoints to think outside the box: ‘hey, my child is being treated, it just isn’t a pill.’
Medicine was traditionally viewed as a drug, but we are understanding more that healthy food is medicine and should be made more accessible.
Food Equality Initiative signed on to a letter of support, urging Kansas lawmakers to pass a straight-forward bill to end the food tax.
Nearly 40 states require some type of coverage for necessary medical nutrition. However, not everyone meets this coverage.
Nehgar said, “I would love to do anything to help families across the nation, because it is really necessary. People are struggling.”