New USDA Report Focuses on Efforts to Address Nutrition Security

03/18/2022 - Announced yesterday by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's "Action on Nutrition Security" report highlights the agency's commitment to nutrition security as well as the need for access to safe, healthful food for all Americans. This new resource is useful for Academy members working in the area of nutrition security.

The report features USDA's the following four-pillar approach to advance nutrition security for all Americans:

  • Meaningful Support: Providing nutrition support throughout all stages of life
  • Healthy Food: Connecting all Americans with healthy, safe, affordable food sources
  • Collaborative Action: Developing, translating and enacting nutrition science through partnership
  • Equitable Systems: Prioritizing equity every step of the way

Earlier this month, Dr. Sarah Bleich, the first Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity at the Food Nutrition Service at USDA, penned a blog detailing how dietitians and nutrition professionals are the champions needed to achieve nutrition security. The Academy applauds USDA's commitment to addressing nutrition security and will continue to advocate for policies that ensure access to healthful food for all Americans. Academy members are encouraged to join the Nutrition Security Affinity Group to advocate for this important issue.