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Food as Medicine: A National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Food as Medicine: A National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

About This Webinar

The Biden-Harris Administration National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health was released following the September 2022 White House Conference.  The second pillar of the strategy calls for the integration of nutrition and health by improving access to nutrition services to better prevent, manage, and treat diet-related diseases.  Food is Medicine interventions can effectively treat or prevent diet-related health conditions and reduce food insecurity.

Food is Medicine is an umbrella term for a variety of activities and services that respond to the critical link between nutrition and health.  The services and activities include but are not limited to medically tailored meals, medically tailored and healthy food packages or groceries, nutritious food referrals or vouchers, prescriptions for nutritious groceries or produce, and culinary medicine and teaching kitchen programs.

Attend this webinar to learn more about the National Strategy and explore your professional role in expanding access to Food is Medicine programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the components of a Food Is Medicine program.
  • Understand the impact Food is Medicine programs can have on food insecurity and chronic disease prevention and treatment.
  • Explore the role of Registered Dietitians in Food Is Medicine programs.


Andrew A. Bremer, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S., F.A.A.P.

In September 2023, Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), appointed Andrew (Drew) A. Bremer, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S., F.A.A.P., as Director of the NIH Office of Nutrition Research (ONR), part of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives in the NIH Office of the Director. His new role working collaboratively with the NIH Institutes and Centers to advance and coordinate nutrition research began on September 24, 2023.

Continuing education credit is available.

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