Alongside many of the members of our Innovation Council, our School is pushing to ensure that the innovations it will take to create a healthy world are based in trusted science. A coordinated effort must be made across sectors to fix the food system for everyone. Even if there isn’t complete agreement on every point, we all agree that it’s past time to stand up and rethink the food system.
Poor nutrition is challenging almost every aspect of our society, contributing to poor health, health disparities, and preventable healthcare spending in the U.S. and globally. Greater federal coordination and investment in nutrition research could accelerate discoveries across numerous critical areas and positively impact public health, equity, the economy, national security, and the nation’s resilience to new threats.
On July 15, 2020, we announced a supportive coalition of advocacy organizations and businesses at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Access the archived video recording of the event here.
The white paper on Strengthening Federal Nutrition Research was published Monday, July 20. Updates can be found on the white paper webpage.
Some of the members of the Food & Nutrition Innovation Council were included in this coalition of diverse businesses, advocacy organizations, nonprofit groups, and academic institutions who provided feedback to the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion at the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) regarding the priorities of the creation of new Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs).
The letter is accompanied by the recent white paper on making nutrition research a coordinated national priority.