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A Call for a Nutrition Moonshot

A high-profile quintet of food leaders working to inform the upcoming White House conference on hunger, nutrition and health have identified six key areas where they see a need for big change if the U.S. wants to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases. Among them is a call for a major new focus on nutrition research, in what the leaders called a nutrition moonshot.

“We stand at the cusp of exciting discoveries around food and human health that will dramatically improve the way we view, prevent and treat diet-related diseases,” the group wrote in a piece published Monday in the journal Nature. It’s co-authored by Dariush Mozaffarian  of Tufts University; José Andrés of World Central Kitchen; Ertharin Cousin of Food Systems for the Future; William Frist of the Bipartisan Policy Center; and Dan Glickman of Tufts, BPC and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.