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The American Diabetes Association Announces 2024 Pathway to Stop Diabetes Grant Recipients

American Diabetes Association announced the awardees of the Pathway to Stop Diabetes (Pathway) grants. This year’s grants dedicate more than $4.8 million dollars to support breakthroughs in translation and clinical science, technology, care, and potential cures in the field of diabetes.

Validation Institute Announces First Group of Speakers for Food as Medicine Strategy Summit, May 29-31, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

 As part of its FoodMed Certified initiative, Validation Institute (VI) announced the first group of confirmed speakers for its inaugural Food as Medicine Strategy Summit. 

McGovern, Malliotakis, Pingree, Evans and Fitzpatrick Introduce Legislation to Create a Medically Tailored Meals Demonstration Program in Medicare

A new bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a nationwide pilot program through Medicare to provide seniors with diet-impacted diseases medically tailored meals in the comfort of their own home, building a more resilient and cost-effective health care system.

Leading Health Organizations and Chain Pharmacies Join Together in Public Education Campaign to Reduce Preventable, Diet-Related Diseases

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the Food is Medicine Institute at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University Launch “Nourish My Health” to Improve Nation’s Health

New Report Shows Food is Medicine Interventions Would Save U.S. Lives and Billions of Dollars

The report quantifies the potential health and economic benefits of Food is Medicine efforts.

Rubio, Booker Introduce Snap Nutrition Security Act

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the SNAP Nutrition Security Act to help improve SNAP recipients’ diet quality and collect data on SNAP purchases to identify what products taxpayer dollars are being spent on.

Booker, Braun, McGovern, and Walorski Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill That Would Convene a White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger and Health

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would convene a second national White House conference on food, nutrition, hunger, and health. The first such conference occurred just over 50 years ago, culminating in the creation and expansion of programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program.

McGovern, Walorski, Pingree, Marshall Introduce Legislation to Pilot Medically Tailored Meals

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Congressman Roger Marshall (R-KS) announced the introduction of H.R. 6774, the Medically Tailored Home-Delivered Meals Demonstration Pilot Act of 2020, a new bill that would establish a Medicare pilot program to address the critical link between diet, chronic illness, and senior health.