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Minnesota Food Charter to Launch with Food Access Summit

Julie Kruse
jkruse@wdio.com

December 10, 2014 05:46 PM

We don't all have the same access to fresh, healthy and affordable food, but a group of Minnesota organizations is trying to change that with the Minnesota Food Charter. 

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Janelle Waldock with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota joined us on the show to tell us what it's really all about.

Janelle says the Food Charter works as a roadmap to find fresh healthy food. She says it identifies barriers to food access and gives solutions for schools, local governments, workplaces, and other groups.

With leadership from the Minnesota Department of Health's Statewide Health Improvement Program, the Food Charter has brought together organizations and residents through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Funding from the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and support from the University of Minnesota and additional state agencies helped make it all possible.

The Minnesota Food Charter is being officially unveiled at the Food Access Summit on Wednesday Oct. 29 at 10:15 a.m. at the DECC in Duluth.

Folks who attend the summit can expect training, workshops, and presentations on healthy food access for Minnesotans. The launch will include presentations by MDH Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger and U of M Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute Director Dr. Mindy Kurzer.

To learn more about the Minnesota Food Charter, visit mnfoodcharter.com

For more information on the Food Access Summit, head to foodaccesssummit.com


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Julie Kruse
jkruse@wdio.com

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