Key News and Events

Food Policy | From Farm Bill to Health Care: Milken Institute 2023 Future of Health Summit Panel [VIDEO]

NOVEMBER 8, 2023

Policy experts in agriculture, food retail, and nutrition will discuss the needs of these communities and the potential opportunities to support long-term legislative changes that ensure proper health care delivery for all. 

Food is Medicine Institute Launch Event [VIDEO, SLIDES]

OCTOBER 19, 2023

This 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]

JUNE 29, 2023

The briefing’s panel included experts who spoke from perspectives of researcher, clinician, program participant, military leader, and public health and industry professional to discuss benefits of food is medicine initiatives and offer recommendations for advancing such efforts.

Summit: Advancing Food is Medicine Approaches [VIDEO]

JUNE 21, 2023

This Summit focused on Pillar 2 (Integrating nutrition and health) and Pillar 5 (Enhancing nutrition and food security research) of the National Strategy. Proceedings from the event are anticipated to be published later this year.

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

APRIL 28, 2023

The Summit brought together approximately 225 healthcare system leaders, providers, investors, policy makers, and patients with lived experience and featured keynote speakers, panel discussions, and conversations centered around reimbursable, food-based, health interventions. Proceedings from the event are anticipated to be published later this year.

Live: Sentate Hearing on Food as Medicine [VIDEO]

December 12, 2022

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Chair of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research, led a hearing titled “Food as Medicine: Current Efforts and Potential Opportunities”.

The Milken Institute 2022 Future of Health Summit Closing Plenary with Sen. Cory Booker [VIDEO]

DECEMBER 9, 2022

Milken Institute events welcome leaders in business, politics, public health, entertainment, and more. With annual convenings taking place around the world, the summits feature expert discussions on issues both regional and global, with a focus on programs and initiatives dedicated to solving social and economic challenges.

Food and Nutrition Experts and Policy Leaders Applaud Senate Leaders’ Focus on “Food as Medicine”

APRIL 22, 2022

National Strategy Emphasizes Critical Importance of “Food as Medicine” Efforts.

The State of Nutrition in America 2021 Senate Hearing [VIDEO]

NOVEMBER 2, 2021

The panel identified many problems and suggested solutions ranging from calling for more research to putting constraints on SNAP benefits. AFA would suggest adding one simple proxy goal that could potentially get everyone across all agencies working in lockstep toward solving the country’s nutrition crisis, and that is: priortizing fiber-rich foods in federal farm policy.