Task Force

About the Task Force on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Our Task Force was a diverse, non-partisan group of stakeholders who worked to inform the goals of the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Ahead of the Conference, our Task Force led an effort to review more than 75 existing policy reports; hold three in-person national policy convenings (bringing together more than 240 multi-sector leaders and stakeholders); and host more than 15 listening sessions planned with communities around the nation to elevate and center the knowledge and perspectives of individuals with diverse lived experiences around hunger, poor nutrition, and diet-related diseases. 

The result of this effort, our Task Force Report, was shared with the White House ahead of the Conference and contains 30 high-priority policy recommendations, undergirded by more than 200 specific actions for the federal agencies, Congress, and other stakeholders, to end hunger, advance nutrition, and reduce diet-related conditions in the United States. Following the success of both the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health and the exciting release of the National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the Task Force’s work formally ended. As opportunities arise for members to collaborate or efforts to align, members may partner in the future. 

The Task Force Report

Task Force Co-Chairs

Chef José Andrés

Founder, World Central Kitchen

President/Chef at ThinkFoodGroup

Ambassador Ertharin Cousin

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Food Systems for the Future

Former Executive Director, World Food Programme

Senator Bill Frist

Former Majority Leader of the United States Senate

Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

Secretary Dan Glickman

Distinguished Fellow of Global Food and Agriculture, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

Former United States Secretary of Agriculture

Dariush (Dary) Mozaffarian

Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University

Professor of Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine and Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center

Task Force Members

Sonia Angell

Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Vagelos College

Catherine Bertini

Distinguished Fellow of Global Food and Agriculture, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Catherine D’Amato

Founder, Hunger to Health Collaboratory

President & CEO, Greater Boston Food Bank

Robert Egger

Community Nutrition Innovator and Elder Ally

Curt Ellis

CEO, FoodCorps

Priya Fielding-Singh

Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah

Sam Kass

Founding Partner, TROVE

Former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition

Jim Krieger

Executive Director of Action, Healthy Food America

William Li

CEO, Angiogenesis Foundation

Roberto Meza

Board President, National Young Farmers Coalition

Angela Odoms-Young

Associate Professor, Director, Food and Nutrition Education in Communities Program and NYS Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Cornell University

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Frank Ponds

Nutrition and National Security Speaker’s Bureau Member, Mission: Readiness

Martin Richards

Executive Director, Community Farm Alliance

Teresa Romero

President, United Farm Workers

Leslie Sarasin

President and CEO, FMI – The Food Industry Association

Pam Schwartz

Executive Director of Community Health, Kaiser Permanente

Hilary Seligman

Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco

Brooks Tingle

President And Chief Executive Officer, John Hancock Insurance

Ann Veneman

Former Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Donald Warne

Chair & Professor, Department of Indigenous Health; Director, Indians Into Medicine (INMED) & Public Health Programs; University of North Dakota

Kim Williams

Chair of Medicine, University of Louisville

Former President of The American College of Cardiology

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