Foodscape Innovation Summit

The Foodscape Innovation Summit is an essential part of the American Heart Association’s food systems work in support of health equity.

To transform a system, all stakeholders must communicate to find common ground for action. We convene the Foodscape Innovation Summit annually to engage in dialogue with thought leaders and stakeholders throughout the food system. We come together from non-profit, corporate, government, and academic sectors to find common ground and explore collaborative solutions to challenges facing the food system. Learnings from the summit inform data-driven, cross-sector, coordinated action for the health of people and planet.

7th Annual Summit Conference Presentation

2022 Annual Foodscape Overview

Hosted by Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, the American Heart Association’s chief medical officer for prevention, the 2022 Summit explored sustainable nutrition security for all. Panelists and attendees with a diverse range of perspectives and expertise explored innovative approaches to community action, food production and marketing, healthcare, and research.

The summit presentations and discussions underscored why nutrition security per se is more salient than food security when innovating across the food system. Food insecurity, which impacts approximately one in 10 U.S. households, is a common cause of inadequate nutrition, yet this statistic fails to capture those lacking in adequate nutrition because of low resources. It only partially accounts for the increased risk for nutrition-related chronic disease among food-insecure groups.

Nutrition security is a top priority for public health. Food systems innovations that are equity-focused; inclusive; collaborative; and consumer-, community- and data-driven are vital. Stakeholders throughout the food system, including the nonprofit, industry, government and academic sectors, all have a role to play in ensuring access to sustainable, nutritious, affordable diets that are good for both people and the planet.

Read the 7th Annual Foodscape Innovation Report (PDF).

“We all have a role to play…There is a lot of possibility.”

- Dr Anne N. Thorndike, M.D., MPH
“We need to think about food for health in a way that maintains our ability to live on this planet.”

- Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief Medical Officer for Prevention, AHA

Summit Presentations

Watch the five panelist presentations.

Previous Annual Foodscape Innovation Reports

6th Annual Foodscape Innovation

5th Annual Foodscape Innovation Report

4th Annual Foodscape Innovation Report

Interested in joining? Contact us.

We welcome your participation as we explore data-driven, multi-sector solutions to the health, equity and sustainability challenges facing the food system.

Questions? Email us at [email protected].