White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

food security

“Everyone has consistent and equitable access to healthy, safe, and affordable food that is optimal for their health & wellbeing” “...But disparities in food and insecurity and diet related diseases are a long standing problem. And they're associated with decades of structural limitations in food retail outlets that sell healthier foods…”

In today’s episode, we welcome Dr. Caree Jackson Cotwright, a leading policy expert and researcher who specializes in the prevention of die-related conditions, food insecurity, and racial inequality. As she discusses the critical issues driving inadequate nutrition in underserved populations. We’ll explore how access to healthy food options plays a pivotal role in disease prevention and consider the policy changes necessary to combat food insecurity.

Dr. Cotwright leads a whole-of-Department approach to advancing food and nutrition security. Dr. Cotwright is on leave as an Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Department of Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Cotwright holds a PhD in Foods and Nutrition and Community Nutrition and MS in Foods and Nutrition both from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Howard University and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She lives in Athens, GA with her loving husband and adorable three daughters.

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