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Food is Medicine: A National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

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About This Webinar

The Biden-Harris Administration National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health was released following the September 2022 White House Conference.  The second pillar of the strategy calls for the integration of nutrition and health by improving access to nutrition services to better prevent, manage, and treat diet-related diseases.  Food is Medicine interventions can effectively treat or prevent diet-related health conditions and reduce food insecurity.

Food is Medicine is an umbrella term for a variety of activities and services that respond to the critical link between nutrition and health.  The services and activities include but are not limited to medically tailored meals, medically tailored and healthy food packages or groceries, nutritious food referrals or vouchers, prescriptions for nutritious groceries or produce, and culinary medicine and teaching kitchen programs.

Attend this webinar to learn more about the National Strategy and explore your professional role in expanding access to Food is Medicine programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the components of a Food Is Medicine program.
  • Understand the impact Food is Medicine programs can have on food insecurity and chronic disease prevention and treatment.
  • Explore the role of Registered Dietitians in Food Is Medicine programs.


Dr. Andrew Bremer

Andrew A. Bremer, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S., F.A.A.P.

In September 2023, Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), appointed Andrew (Drew) A. Bremer, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S., F.A.A.P., as Director of the NIH Office of Nutrition Research (ONR), part of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives in the NIH Office of the Director. His new role working collaboratively with the NIH Institutes and Centers to advance and coordinate nutrition research began on September 24, 2023.

Drew is a board-certified internist, pediatrician, and pediatric endocrinologist, and has a Ph.D. in pharmacology. Prior to his appointment as the ONR Director, Drew was the Chief of the Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Drew’s areas of expertise include endocrine disorders, obesity, developmental origins of health and disease, and the role of nutrition in health throughout the life cycle. He earned his B.S. at Yale University, completed his M.D./Ph.D. training at Boston University, his internal medicine and pediatric residencies at the Baylor College of Medicine, his pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and subsequently received an M.A.S. degree in clinical research from the University of California, Davis.

Drew joined the NIH in 2013, after holding academic positions at the University of California, Davis (2007-2010) and Vanderbilt University (2010-2013). He is currently a co-chair on the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research Steering Committee, a member of the Senior Leadership Group of the NIH Obesity Research Task Force, NIH liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Nutrition and Section on Obesity, and a member of the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative’s Steering Committee. As a member of the ONR Senior Leadership Group (SLG), he helped develop the 2020-2030 Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research. Drew has received numerous honors, including election to the Society for Pediatric Research, multiple NIH Director’s Awards, and several teaching awards. 

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD/RDN) and Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR): This webinar has been approved for 1.0 CE for RD/RDNs and NDTRs from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) through February 27, 2027.
  • Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS): This webinar has been approved for 1.0 hour by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).
  • Certified Nutrition and Wellness Educator (CNWE): This webinar has been approved for 1.0 hour by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).
  • Certificates of Attendance are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.



February 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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