Joe Biden wants Americans to change their eating habits and is expected to decree at a food summit on Wednesday that it’s time for the United States to end food insecurity while tackling the problem of obesity in the country.
The Democratic president will speak at the conference dubbed “Hunger, nutrition and healthorganized at the White House, which will bring together government and association officials as well as academic experts seeking to promote a healthier America, according to a senior official. According to the White House, the goal will be “to end hunger and limit diet-related disease in the United States by 2030“.
An objective “ambitious but achievablewhich will require presidential decrees but also congressional approval, according to the senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “The United States still hasn’t ended hunger and faces an urgent nutrition-related health crisisand this more than 50 years after a similar summit organized by Richard Nixon, detailed the White House.
The country deplores in particular an increase in the cases of food-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension and certain cancers. “The consequences of food insecurity and diet-related disease are serious and far-reaching, disproportionately affecting disadvantaged populations“, underlined the executive in a press release. “There is no miracle recipe to overcome these complex problemsadded the White House while noting that many of these diseases were preventable.