Coordinated by the Consumer Federation of America, the National Food Policy Conference is a unique collaboration between consumer advocates, the food industry, and government, and a key national gathering for anyone interested in agriculture, food, and nutrition policy.

This year’s conference will explore timely topics including the controversy surrounding the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the rising popularity of plant-based proteins, how the newest generation of consumers is making its presence felt in the market and the political arena, and the role of “ultra-processed” foods in the American diet.

An exciting line-up of breakout panel discussions will cover issues including childhood obesity, the application of artificial intelligence in the food system, the rise of regenerative agriculture, efforts to improve traceability throughout the food production chain, regulation of new gene-editing technologies, and the brave new world of CBD-infused food and beverage.


Food Policy Ideas Salon

For the first time ever, we are also giving you the power to set the agenda, with our Food Policy Ideas Salon, which will take place the morning of March 11. During the Ideas Salon, attendees will participate in a series of roundtable discussions led by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to lead a discussion, make sure to register by February 26, and indicate your topic of interest on your registration form. The topic could relate to something discussed at a previous year’s conference, such as food waste, trade disputes, or the intersection of food and healthcare policy; or it could be an entirely new food policy topic. Click here to see the list of topics proposed thus far. Please note that we will not accept new topics after February 26.


See Presentations and Videos from last Year’s Food Policy Conference Here


The National Food Policy Conference is a key national gathering for those interested in agriculture, food and nutrition policy.

Questions? Please contact Anna Marie Lowery, Director of Meetings and Events.

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