White House Conference on Hunger Nutrition and Health, food barriers, food insecurity, diet-related disease, hunger, heart disease, diabetes

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Everyday millions of Americans face barriers to accessing food, housing, and other supports–––making the impossible decision of whether to put food on the table or cover other essential needs. Food insecurity and diet-related diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, affect people of all ages and in all communities. It was for this reason that the Biden-Harris Administration hosted the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September 2022. As the President said at the Conference, “No child should go to bed hungry. No parent should die of a disease that can be prevented.” It will require all of us to take these challenges head on in the coming years. This special issue of the Journal of Food Law & Policy extends the critical conversation conducted at the Conference to reduce diet-related diseases and make hunger a thing of the past.