The Hill Opinion Nutritional education is health care — let’s make it official
With its ambitious plans for improving the nation’s health and food security, this month the White House will host a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health — the first of its kind in more than 50 years.
While long overdue, healthcare professionals like me are heartened that the Biden administration has put this issue on its plate. They have set a noble goal of ending hunger and increasing healthy eating and physical activity in the U.S. by 2030 so that fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases, such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. This is not only a nationwide problem but also one that hits close to the nation’s capital: More than half of all adults in Washington, D.C. are affected by obesity.