White House Food Conference: Advocates and lawmakers discuss hunger and health

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The Biden administration has the goal of ending the national hunger crisis by 2030. Photo by REUTERS.

The last time the White House held a food conference was in 1969 during the Nixon Administration. The event is credited with ushering in tremendous progress in federal food and nutrition policy, including expanding food assistance programs and the school lunch program. At the end of last month the Biden administration held their own conference on hunger, nutrition and health. Will it be as groundbreaking? NPR political reporter Ximena Bustillo shares the conference's agenda and strategies.