The Aspen Institute Dialogue on U.S. Food Insecurity & Healthcare Costs was a series of meetings and discussions among experts that explored the fiscal and policy relationships, trends and tradeoffs between food insecurity and healthcare costs.


This group tested the policy supposition as to whether access to more sustainable and healthful food (i.e., a more food secure nation) could help reduce U.S. healthcare costs, including current spending on programs for treating—rather than preventing—diet-based problems.


This dialogue was made possible by generous support from Genentech and The Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. As is the case with all materials resulting from meetings held at The Pocantico Center, the views expressed in this report are not necessarily those of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, its trustees, or its staff.