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Feeding a Healthier America: Current Efforts and Potential Opportunities for Food is Medicine

Feeding a Healthier America: Current Efforts and Potential Opportunities for Food is Medicine

Dariush Mozaffarian spoke before a United States Senate committee on Tuesday afternoon, May 21, to argue for quick Congressional action on bolstering food is medicine (FIM) initiatives throughout the country. 
White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities Event with Second Gentleman Emhoff

White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities Event with Second Gentleman Emhoff

To build on the momentum of the Conference and cultivate action, in March 2023, the Administration launched the White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities to garner additional external commitments. This event is the culmination of the Challenge where the new commitments will be announced. Commitment-makers include private companies, philanthropy, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and local government.
HHS Food is Medicine Summit

HHS Food is Medicine Summit

On Tuesday, January 31, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted its first-ever Food is Medicine summit in Washington, D.C., an all-day summit for stakeholders at the intersection between food and health.
Food is Medicine Institute Launch Event [VIDEO, SLIDES]

Food is Medicine Institute Launch Event [VIDEO, SLIDES]

The launch event brought together leaders in science, healthcare, food, policy, community engagement, and equity to discuss the exciting trends, opportunities, and future directions in the field.

True Cost of Food is Medicine Case Study Report Virtual Briefing [VIDEO]

Watch the virtual briefing that presents exciting new findings from our forthcoming True Cost of Food: Food is Medicine case study report.

True Cost of Food is Medicine Case Study Report Virtual Briefing [VIDEO]

Watch the virtual briefing that presents exciting new findings from our forthcoming True Cost of Food: Food is Medicine case study report.
Summit: Advancing Food is Medicine Approaches [VIDEO]

Summit: Advancing Food is Medicine Approaches [VIDEO]

Watch the recorded live stream of a full day of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and conversations

Food is Medicine National Summit: Transforming Health Care [VIDEO]

Watch the recorded live stream of a full day of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and conversations
Is It Time To Rethink Our Approach On Nutrition | The Proof Shorts

Is It Time To Rethink Our Approach On Nutrition | The Proof Shorts

The history and evolution of the food pyramid and question whether it's time to re-evaluate our approach to nutrition. Join us as we explore the potential shortcomings of the traditional food pyramid and consider alternative ways to approach a healthy diet.
Nutrition Scientist at Tufts University Busts Some Weight Loss Myths

Nutrition Scientist at Tufts University Busts Some Weight Loss Myths

Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian discusses weight loss myths.
Congressional Briefing – Food as Medicine: Spotlighting the Power and Innovation of the Private Sector to Improve Nutrition

Congressional Briefing – Food as Medicine: Spotlighting the Power and Innovation of the Private Sector to Improve Nutrition

The launch event brought together leaders in science, healthcare, food, policy, community engagement, and equity to discuss the exciting trends, opportunities, and future directions in the field.
Senate Hearing on Nutrition and Hunger in the United States

Senate Hearing on Nutrition and Hunger in the United States

Dr. Mozaffarian's testimony at the 2021 Senate Hearing on Nutrition and Hunger in the United States.
Our National Food Crisis: How to Fix Food for Health & Equity | TEDx

Our National Food Crisis: How to Fix Food for Health & Equity | TEDx

Dr. Mozaffarian addresses the fact that we face a national nutrition crisis. The food we eat is the leading cause of poor health, and preventable healthcare spending in the United States, and a major driver of health disparities. It’s time for a coordinated strategy to reshape the way we incentivize, support, and drive innovation in our food system to leverage the full power of nutrition to improve health, advance equity, and reduce healthcare spending.
Congressional Briefing: Building America’s Nutrition Security Infrastructure

Congressional Briefing: Building America’s Nutrition Security Infrastructure

This congressional briefing highlights the key policy levers and opportunities for administration and Congress to advance nutrition security in the United States through infrastructure changes.
Advancing Federal Nutrition Research to Improve America’s Health

Advancing Federal Nutrition Research to Improve America’s Health

On July 15, the Bipartisan Policy Center and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy held an important discussion on key strategies to strengthen federal nutrition research and coordination leading up to the future white paper release.
Dariush Mozaffarian’s Take on Food as Medicine

Dariush Mozaffarian’s Take on Food as Medicine

With obesity, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses at an all-time high, we need to embrace one of the most effective medicines we have—food.
SNAP plus

SNAP plus

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) protects tens of millions of Americans from hunger. But there are ways in which the program could deliver more value to participants and the nation by encouraging healthier food choices. Dariush Mozaffarian discusses new research into potential changes to SNAP that could contribute to participants’ improved health and reduce long-term healthcare costs.
EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017

EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017

Dariush Mozaffarian on how to change consumer behavior and health at scale.