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Minnesota Food Charter Launched at DECC

October 29, 2014 09:48 PM

Around five hundred people flocked to the DECC for the Minnesota Statewide Food Access Summit. One of the big events? The launch of the of the Minnesota Food Charter.

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Only four other states have a food charter, but Food Charter Steering Committee Chair Mindy Kurzer said number five is unique.

"It's a grass roots effort," said Kurzer. "It was developed after very broad public input which is very different other states which may have developed food charters based on experts or committees."

Kurzer added that the charter will also help our economy which currently spends $2.8 billion on obesity related healthcare costs per year.

"Healthy people have fewer days off of work," Kurzer explained. "They are better employees as they are able to function better at work and just improving public health will naturally have an effect on improving the economy."

You can find more information on the Minnesota Food Charter website.


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