Newark, De. & Washington, D.C. – With the recent administration announcement of a series of regional listening sessions to inform creation of the U.S. nutrition security blueprint to be unveiled at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September, the International Fresh Produce Association BB #:378962 enlisted a broad cross-section of its membership to participate in the listening sessions and ensure the fresh fruit and vegetable community is represented and heard.
“With the conference coming in September, the Administration is quickly undertaking the stakeholder feedback process via these listening sessions, so it was imperative that we asked a diverse cross-section of our membership to attend and share their perspectives,” said IFPA Vice President of Nutrition & Health Mollie Van Lieu.
“The blueprint represents an opportunity to embed IFPA’s nutrition priorities as part of a national strategy focused on improving the health of all Americans. As IFPA continues to work on nutrition issues for its members, thank you to everyone who let the Administration know our industry is ready to play a leadership role in solving our nation’s health crises.”
In addition, IFPA is a member of the national Strategy Group on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health (convened by Tufts University, Food Systems for our Future, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and World Central Kitchen) to help inform the Conference. IFPA remains steadfastly committed to collaborating with Congress and the Administration to aggressively prioritize nutrition policies that improve dietary quality for every citizen.
About the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA)
The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is the largest and most diverse international association serving the entire fresh produce and floral supply chain and the only to seamlessly integrate world-facing advocacy and industry-facing support. We exist to bring the industry together to create a vibrant future for all. We grow our member’s prosperity by conducting advocacy; connecting people and ideas; and offering guidance that allows us all to take action with purpose and confidence. While IFPA is built on the legacy of United Fresh and Produce Marketing Association, it is not just a combination. It is transformational. Recognizing the industry required an even more powerful and unified voice, the leaders of the former United Fresh and Produce Marketing Association chose not to merge, but rather to create an entirely new organization to supersede their organizations, effective January 1, 2022.