AHA's Food System Strategy

A systems approach is needed to help ensure nutrition security for everyone. At the American Heart Association, we take systems change seriously. We’re working to inspire companies across the food, beverage, dining and retail industries to use innovation for changes that add up to more nutritious, accessible and affordable options. Exciting change is already happening, but there is more work to be done. Here are some of the ways we’re engaging and transforming the food system.

At the American Heart Association, we take systems change seriously.

Foodscape Innovation Awards

Submit your application for the 2019 Foodscape Innovation Award by September 16th, 2019!

We publicly recognize leading-edge innovation and efforts to accelerate healthy change across the food system with our annual Awards program.

Learn more and submit your application for the Foodscape Innovation Awards


Industry Nutrition Forum

The Industry Nutrition Forum connects stakeholders from the food and beverage landscape with the American Heart Association’s science, policy and programs. Together we work to accelerate making food more nourishing and making healthier foods and beverages accessible to everyone.

Learn more about Industry Nutrition Forum


Healthier Food Leadership Summit

We convene an annual Healthier Food Leadership Summit to engage in dialogue with thought leaders throughout the food system. We explore ways to continue to improve nutrition, leverage resources and find common ground. We make a collective impact on the health and well-being of all people by increasing the supply of healthier options and driving demand for those options.

Learn more about the Healthier Food Leadership Summit


Foodscape Innovation Executive Event

In May 2019, we are gathering executive leaders from across the food system and launching a new initiative designed to accelerate and promote innovation. The focus will be on evidence-based strategies that can transform the food supply to ensure accessibility and affordability of healthier options. 

Healthier Food Leadership Podcast

Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, talks about the organization’s approach to healthier food leadership. She addresses the food and nutrition landscape, corporate strategies, the importance of a holistic approach to health and the role social factors play in health and nutrition.

Listen to the Healthier Leadership Podcast


Research and Publications

Read some of the research and publications that provide scientific evidence for our strategy of a healthier, sustainable food supply and nutrition security for all through system-wide innovation and industry collaboration.

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