The pandemic has laid bare shocking and systemic inequities in America, including the reality that vast differences in life expectancy, incidence of disease and other measures of health are often determined by where you live, income, race, education and other “social determinants.”
At the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), we know that there cannot be Health Equity without Food Equity. Poor nutrition is a principal cause for a host of diet-related diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancers, hypertension and more. At its core, Food Equity means that EVERY family, EVERY person, in the United States has ready and affordable access to healthy, sustainable food.
Today, as many as 40 million Americans lack affordable access to healthy, sustainable food with devastating and predictable consequences. PHA, through our programs and partnerships, is committed to making Food Equity a reality.
We need your voice and your actions in building a national movement for Food Equity. It can be done. It must be done. The time is now.
When you join us today and sign our pledge to Fight for Food Equity in America, we’ll send you actions that you can take to help achieve our shared goal.
"Food equity means everyone should have access to healthy, affordable food."
- Michelle Obama, Honorary PHA Chair
Millions of Americans - including children - lack access to affordable, good food. As a result, millions suffer from preventable, diet-related diseases. $5 can provide 14 servings of vegetables and fruit for a family that needs it.