First and foremost our love goes out to all of our friends in Florida, the Carolinas, Cuba, and everyone that has been or will be affected by Ian.
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There was a game-changing event in the health world this week.
Every day, millions of us are afflicted with food insecurity and diet-related diseases. These are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Those diet-related diseases are precisely why we started this whole thing (WWAD) in ’05.
The disproportionate impact on underserved communities, including communities of color, people living in rural areas, people who are differently-abled, older adults, LGBTQIA+ people, military families, and military veterans is clear.
The White House held its first Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health in 1969.
This Wednesday, Walk with a Doc was honored with an invite to attend the second hosted by the Biden-Harris Administration.
(I had a Mixed Doubles pickleball match at 12:45, but I heard the day was great)
The talks were edge-of-your-seat inspirational and in case you missed them, they are all here.
Disclaimer: Kidding about the pickleball.
The Conference brought Americans together to accelerate progress toward ending hunger, improving nutrition and physical activity, and reducing health and nutrition disparities.
This is one of many collective steps that Walk with a Doc will take toward a healthier and more equitable America.
On a personal note, after two plus years of the virus, to finally bump elbows with old friends (and new), and see that the government is putting a priority on the right things that save lives (healthy food, physical activity, parks, social connection, etc)? Well, it is absolutely fantastic to see us headed in the right direction.
*This week it’s important to share that when we say Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. hunger is referring to never being satisfied with the status quo.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. Florida and others – you are in our hearts.