Aug 21-Aug 23, 2012
Food Access Summit: Expanding Opportunities for low-income Minnesotans
August 21-23, 2012 - Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Networking Reception begins at 6:00 pm on the 21st
Opening Session begins at 8:30 am on the 22nd
Last Session will end at 2:00 pm on the 23rd
Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Greater Twin Cities United Way, Hunger Solutions Minnesota, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota FoodShare, Twin Cities Hunger Initiative, University of Minnesota Extension
How can we work together to increase access to healthy food for low-income Minnesotans? What are the health and economic benefits of a healthy food system?
This statewide summit will provide information and action-oriented ideas on how food policy, food systems and food literacy impact low-income Minnesotans. Participants will learn about barriers to healthy food for low-income Minnesotans and share perspectives from a variety of sectors.
Who should attend?
* Food shelves, food banks, meal programs, state & federal nutrition programs (SNAP, SNAP-Ed, TEFAP, WIC, and school meal programs)
* Policymakers, state & county public health, State Health Improvement Program and Community Transformation Grantees
* Food policy councils, farmers markets, grocery retailers, farmers, distributers, and anyone working to increase access to healthy food for low-income Minnesotans
Registration opens on June 27, 2012.
For more information, see the web site below.
For more information, contact:
For more information, see http://www.hungersolutions.org/food-access-summit
Topics: Agriculture, Communities, Individual Choices, Statewide/Global
Submitted By: Paul Moss
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