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Food Insecurity, Neighborhood Food Environment, and Nutrition Health Disparities: State of the Science

September 21 - 23, 2021
Virtual Workshop


Nutrition plays an important role in promoting health and preventing disease throughout our lives. But where we live or how much money we earn can affect our ability to access or afford healthy food. Ensuring food security and access to nutritious food are key to preventing health disparities in diet-related diseases and conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Understanding the role socio-economic conditions play could help in these prevention efforts.

This three-day virtual NIH workshop, sponsored in part by NHLBI, aims to review the state of the science related to food insecurity and the neighborhood food environment, then identify research gaps and opportunities. Participants also will explore innovative research strategies that could inform policies and practices that help prevent diet-related health disparities, as well as promote health equity.

This event, which is free and open to the public, features panel discussions, networking opportunities and two poster sessions. Abstracts for the poster sessions are due by July 9, 2021, and registration is required by Sept. 7, 2021 to access the virtual meeting platform. Learn more and register for this event:



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