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June 17, 2020

Congressman David Trone Hosts Conversation with Chairman Jim McGovern on the Importance of Nutrition and Access to Healthy Meals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov 

 

Congressman David Trone Hosts Conversation with Chairman Jim McGovern on the Importance of Nutrition and Access to Healthy Meals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a conversation about the importance of nutrition and access to healthy meals with Chairman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a national leader on nutrition who sits on the House Agriculture Committee and is Co-chair of the House Hunger Caucus.

This is the fourth conversation in a new series hosted by Trone called Candid COVID Conversations, which feature periodic discussions covering some of the most pressing issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has previously held conversations on mental health with Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-04), children’s health and wellbeing with Congresswoman Kim Schrier (WA-08), and our nation’s health and higher education systems with Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.

You can watch the conversation here. 

“Our country had a food insecurity problem before the COVID-19 outbreak that has only been made worse,” said Congressman David Trone. “Chairman McGovern has been a champion of some of the most important nutrition initiatives in our country, and I was honored to talk to him about the state of nutrition in our country and what actions we can take to ensure no person in the United States goes hungry.”

Congressman Jim McGovern is a national leader in nutrition. He is Chairman of the House Rules Committee and sits on the House Agriculture Committee, where he is a senior member of the Subcommittee on Nutrition and Oversight. Chairman McGovern is Co-Chair of the House Hunger Caucus, and worked to create the McGovern-Dole Food for Education program to provide healthy school meals to nearly 9 million children. 

In the conversation, the duo discussed the importance of nutrition programs for our nation’s children and senior citizens, innovative approaches to addressing hunger and food insecurity, and some of the interruptions to the global food supply chain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research. 

 

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