Academy Recommends Measures to Ensure Access and Utilization of Healthful Foods

07/11/2017 - The Academy's Farm Bill Workgroup released recommendations for the comprehensive food system legislation set to be debated and reauthorized in Congress. The recommendations highlighted four objectives:

  1. Empower consumers: drive demand toward healthful foods and reduce food waste
  2. Ensure sound science and program evaluation for future evidenced-based decision making
  3. Support innovative nutrition assistance programs to improve access to healthful, affordable and safe foods
  4. Support the food supply chain: producers and retailers that create a healthful and safe food system and reduces food waste

Over the next few weeks the Academy will release detailed reports on these four objectives.

Learn more about the Academy's priorities in the 2014 Farm Bill and outcomes.