Date: March 29, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CT
Location: This is a hybrid event. Attend in-person at Drake University or online.
Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Tuesday, March 29, for the 2022 Harkin on Wellness (HOW) Symposium. This year’s symposium will address nutrition security and how to embrace solutions that nourish the nation. This is a hybrid event and attendees will have the option to attend in person or virtually. Registration will open in February.
The topic of nutrition security is increasingly relevant in today’s wellness and nutrition field. In the last year, USDA Secretary Vilsack has encouraged the nation to replace the terminology “food insecurity” with nutrition security, emphasizing the need to expand the definition beyond just food access, safety, and affordability, to a broader definition that includes and prioritizes, nutritious food. In April 2020, Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian co-authored an article, “Prioritizing Nutrition Security in the US”, increasing dialogue around this subject. And in the Bipartisan Policy Center created a new task force that will focus on improving access to healthy foods and diet quality for all Americans. Former USDA Secretary Dan Glickman is co-chair of this task force.