We are pleased to share the final Report on the 50th Anniversary of the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health: Honoring the Past, Taking Actions for our Future. This report represents the work of a 16-member report workgroup, and contains the history of the 1969 Conference, a summary of the 50th Anniversary proceedings, and 60 recommendations across 11 domains—all aimed at achieving a healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable food system. 

Organizations signed-on in support

Endorsement of this report does not imply that signatories have taken a position on every priority referenced.

Any organizations interested in joining as signatories should email

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Action for Healthy Kids
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of State Public Health Nutritionists
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • Climate Reality
  • Coalition for Healthy School Food
  • Columbia University, Teachers College, Program in Nutrition, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy
  • Community Servings
  • Consumer Federation of America
  • Duke University World Food Policy Center
  • Food Tank
  • FoodCorps
  • Foodicine Health
  • Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Division of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Division of Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change
  • Harvard Law School, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
  • Harvard Law School, Food Law and Policy Clinic
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition
  • Hunger Free America
  • Jump IN for Healthy Kids
  • Mission: Readiness
  • National WIC Association
  • Partnership for a Healthier America
  • Project Bread
  • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
  • Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education
  • Supporters of Agricultural Research
  • The Food Trust
  • The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement
  • Trust for America’s Health
  • UCLA School of Law, Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy
  • UCONN Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • United Fresh Produce Association
  • University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Nutrition Policy Institute
  • Urban School Food Alliance
  • Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice
  • 1,000 Days


Historical Video:

October 3rd: Click to watch

October 4th Full Livestream Recording:

History of the 1969 White House Conference and Key Accomplishments

(André Mayer, Johann Dwyer, Ronald Pollack, Corby Kummer)

Current Landscape: Food Justice

(Dottie Rosenbaum)

Current Landscape: Diet and Health

(Dariush Mozaffarian)

Current Landscape: Sustainability

(Tim Griffin)

Health Systems and Food is Medicine

(Dariush Mozaffarian, Secretary Kara Odom Walker, Darshak Sanghavi, Karen Pearl, Howard Koh)

The Food Environment

(Norbert Wilson, Greg Drescher, Sara Bleich, Marion Nestle, Chris Economos)

The Role of Foundations

(Alan Solomont, Raj Shah)

Government Feeding Programs

(Dottie Rosenbaum, Marlene Schwartz, Laura Benavidez, Secretary Dan Glickman, Parke Wilde)

Future of the Food System

(Representative Chellie Pingree, William Masters)

Sustainability and Agriculture

(Amanda Beal, Britt Lundgren, Sam Myers, Amanda Little, Tim Griffin)

Business Case for Innovation in Health, Sustainability, and Equity

(Walter Robb, Brooks Tingle, Kevin Boylan, Denise Morrison, Helena Altsman, Laura Reiley)

Addressing Poverty and Nutrition

(Representative Rosa DeLauro, Dariush Mozaffarian)