Washington, September 27, 2022 – The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA), which includes global food companies Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States, applauds the important dialogue at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health as well as the release of the National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. We are pleased to see many SFPA priorities in the National Strategy, including expanding access to healthy school meals for children, encouraging the purchase of fruits and vegetables, boosting nutrition education, and increasing funding for federal nutrition research. We also look forward to working with policymakers and stakeholders on other actions such as additional sodium reduction targets, facilitating a path forward on lowering the consumption of added sugars, and ensuring all consumers have access to clear labels that help empower them to make healthy choices.
As some of the world’s largest food companies, we recognize our responsibility to work with government, consumers, and stakeholders to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who produce them, the communities in which we operate, and the planet on which we all rely. As part of this mission, we strive to make foods that fit into healthy, balanced lives and ensure the sustainability and resiliency of the supply chain.
We stand ready to work with the Biden Administration and Congress to ensure these recommendations are adopted and implemented in a way that achieves the goals of reducing hunger and increasing access to nutritious foods.
About the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry through individual company leadership and collective support for public policies that raise the bar and inspire further action in this critical journey. As some of the world’s best-known food companies, founding members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States recognize our responsibility to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who supply them, and the planet on which we all rely. To learn more about the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, visit www.foodpolicyalliance.org.