The Solution Series

    New “Food is Medicine” Nutrition Screening, RX, Tracking and Control

    On September 28, 2022, The White House announced $8 billion in new commitments toward hunger, nutrition, and health. The White House hosted the conference that laid out a “transformational vision for ending hunger and reducing diet-related disease by 2030 – all while closing disparities among the communities that are impacted most.” These “new commitments” were determined over the summer, with both private- and public-sector involvement in the funding, stemming from: • Philanthropic contributions and donations to community-based organizations • Investments in new businesses that will screen and integrate nutrition into health care • $2.5 billion in start-up companies creating “solutions” to hunger and food insecurity • Over $4 billion toward “philanthropy that improves access to nutritious food, promotes healthy choices, and increases physical activity” The business, civic, academic, and philanthropic “leaders” were announced at this conference in September, who will allegedly end hunger and reduce diet-related disease. The narrative is…

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