Conversations with Health Equity Champions
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Rep. Jim McGovern, a passionate advocate for food equity, joins Root Cause Coalition president Barbara Petee, for an exclusive interview detailing the goals of the upcoming White House Summit on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
"One of things that I think will be helpful is the fact that the White House is going to elevate the voices of those with lived experiences," says McGovern. "I think one of the problems we have had in the past is that we talk about initiatives and programs and we throw numbers and statistics and graphs and all kinds of interesting studies. But I think we've lost our human ability to feel what's behind those numbers and statistics."
The 2022 White House Summit on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, will be the first time IN MORE THAN 50 years that the Executive Branch will focus their efforts to "accelerate progress and drive significant change to end hunger, improve nutrition and physical activity, reduce diet-related disease, and close the disparities around them."