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Food is Medicine: Addressing Hunger as a Health Issue

Wednesday, January 17th at 10:00am

The Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn


Announcing the launch of the bipartisan

Food is Medicine Working Group

Dear Colleague:

We are excited to announce the launch of a new bipartisan Food is Medicine Working Group within the House Hunger Caucus.

For over a decade, the bipartisan Hunger Caucus has served as a forum for Members and staff to discuss, advance, and engage the House’s work on national and international hunger and food insecurity issues.  This year we are building upon this foundation
to bring into focus the impacts of hunger on our nation’s health. 

As Co-Chairs of this new Working Group, we hope to raise awareness of the costs related to hunger, study the science behind the health impacts of hunger, and explore policy options for addressing this issue. 

By now you should have received an invitation from Tufts University to a panel discussion launching the newly-formed Food is Medicine Working Group.  Please see below for details.

Food is Medicine: Addressing Hunger as a Health Issue 

Briefing and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, January 17th at 10:00am

The Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn

light refreshments will be available 


Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

Dean, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy;

Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition and Medicine


Robert Greenwald, JD

Faculty Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation,

Harvard Law School; Clinical Professor of Law


Kathleen Merrigan, PhD

Director, GW Food Institute

The George Washington University; Professor of Public Policy


Karen Siebert

Advocacy and Public Policy Advisor,

Harvesters – The Community Food Network

on behalf of the Feeding America network

We hope your staff is able to attend this informative briefing next week.  Should you have any questions, or wish to participate in the Working Group, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our staff members:

Caitlin Hodgkins (Rep. McGovern)

Adam York (Rep. Jenkins)

KelliAnn Blazek (Rep. Pingree)

Dalton Henry (Rep. Marshall)



James P. McGovern

Member of Congress


Lynn Jenkins, CPA

Member of Congress


Chellie Pingree

Member of Congress


Dr. Roger Marshall

Member of Congress


Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Agriculture, HealthCare

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