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A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

Oct 5, 2022

On September 28, 2022, the White House hosted a landmark conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the first of its kind in over 50 years. Previously in 1969, a similar White House conference dramatically shifted and shaped the direction of our nutrition guidelines and federal food support programs. There is hope that this convening in 2022 will lead to the development of a national strategy around our nation’s most pressing food challenges.


We are sharing with you today a sampling of the conference. Our show features the panel I moderated, “Evidence to Action: Using research to guide policy and scale pilots.” On the panel, I’m joined by:


  • Swati Chandra, Director of the Los Angeles County Food Equity Roundtable,


  • Dr. Angela Odoms-Young, the Nancy Schlegel Meinig Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Nutrition and the Director of the Food and Nutrition Education in Communities Program at Cornell University


  • And Ross Wilson, the Executive Director of the Shah Family Foundation, a foundation in Boston focused on education, health care and community.


I want to thank the Biden-Harris White House for letting us share this event with our listeners.