Nutrition plays an important role in promoting health and preventing disease throughout our lives. But where we live or how much money we earn can affect our ability to access or afford healthy food.
Ensuring food security and access to nutritious food are key to preventing health disparities in diet-related diseases and conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Understanding the role socio-economic conditions play could help in these prevention efforts.
This three-day virtual National Institutes of Health workshop aims to review the state of the science related to food insecurity and the neighborhood food environment, then identify research gaps and opportunities. Participants also will explore innovative research strategies that could inform policies and practices that help prevent diet-related health disparities, as well as promote health equity. The event is funded in part by the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Office of Disease Prevention and the Office of Nutrition Research.
This online event, which is free and open to the public, features panel discussions, networking opportunities and two poster sessions. Submit a poster abstract by July 9, 2021, for a chance to present your research and receive an award. Register by September 7, 2021, to access the virtual meeting platform.