Policy Events

The Food is Medicine Coalition hosts and attends various conferences, briefing and events throughout the year and across the country. This page is regularly updated with our most recent events. 

 
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The Food is Medicine Coalition Congressional Briefing

The Food Is Medicine Coalition’s (FIMC) Congressional Briefing was held on March 16 in Washington D.C. on the power of medically tailored food and nutrition services (MTFNS) to improve the experience of care and the health outcomes of people with critical and chronic illness and drastically reduce their overall healthcare costs.

The briefing for the House of Representatives was made possible by Representative Jerrold Nadler from New York, Representative Jim McGovern from Massachusetts & Representative Lynn Jenkins from Kansas. Senator Gillibrand made the Briefing possible for the Senate.

“For more than 30 years, God’s Love We Deliver has served the sick and homebound of New York, providing healthy, medically-tailored food to millions of New Yorkers, and I am proud to have welcomed them to Washington, D.C., for this informative and timely briefing,” said Congressman Jerrold Nadler. “Research now demonstrates what we have known for years: providing medically tailored food to the sickest of the sick improves health outcomes and saves money. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress on the important issues raised in this briefing.”  

“I’ve had the pleasure of seeing firsthand the incredible work being done by Community Servings across Massachusetts to provide medically tailored meals to those dealing with severe and chronic illness,” said Congressman Jim McGovern. “We’ve known for a long time that nutritious food really is medicine and I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to support the vital work of the Food is Medicine Coalition.”  

Food is Medicine Coalition Congressional Briefing Sheet

This briefing sheet was created for our Congressional Briefing. It provides an excellent overview of the research in the field and what our coalition fights for.