Healthy Diets for Better Health

Healthy Diets for Better Health

Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian supports launch of Food Is Medicine Working Group on Capitol Hill.

With research showing that a healthy diet is often the best prescription for preventing many chronic illnesses, Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School, was on Capitol Hill today to support the launch of a Food Is Medicine Working Group within Congress’s House Hunger Caucus, which will explore policies to alleviate hunger and the burden it places on America’s health and economy.

“We plan to work together with our colleagues to elevate this Food Is Medicine conversation and to promote the need to address hunger as the health issue that it is,” said Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), who organized the group, which includes Lynn Jenkins (R-Kansas), Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine).

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