2 dental groups join Biden Administration's nutrition, hunger initiative: 6 things to know

Two dental organizations committed to improving dentists' nutrition education as part of the Biden-Harris Administration's initiative to end hunger and reduce diet-related disease by 2030.

Six things to know:

1. President Joe Biden hosted the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health Sept. 28.

2. The conference laid out a plan for ending hunger, reducing diet-related disease by 2030 and reducing disparities.

3. The initiative includes $8 billion in commitments from medical schools and healthcare organizations.

4. The National Dental Association and the Case Western University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, joined several other medical organizations in signing a pledge to strengthen health professionals' education in nutrition.

5. The agreement includes establishing nutrition education as one of the foundational competencies for professional training, according to a Sept. 28 fact sheet from the the White House. 

6. The plan also includes improving nutrition education, increasing the value of nutrition continuing education credits and ensuring that hunger and nutrition topics comprise at least 5 percent of board certification exam questions for training programs.

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