Food. Health. Community.
Added by Margaret Shields on July 31, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Hi, all--I work with theIATP Food and Community Fellows at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy here in Minneapolis and was asked to share our recent webinar with the network. In this one hour presentation, …Continue
Added by Abigail Rogosheske on July 31, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments
Every summer, it seems we face at least one big blowup (and lots of small ones) at farms in the metro areas where Hmong American farmers are trying to earn a living raising the healthy produce that fills our farmers' markets. Two years ago, it was the neighbor who threatened some of the farmers with a loaded shotgun. This year, the livelihoods of more than 30 Hmong farm families are being threatened by a new zoning ordinance in May Township:…Continue
Added by Susan Elayne Stokes on July 29, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments
Join Land Stewardship Project (LSP) and other allied organizations in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
Tomorrow, July 25th as part of a national day of action calling on Chipotle Mexican Grille to meet with CIW farmworkers and sign on to the Fair Food Program. A local delegation to deliver 500 signatures to a local Chipotle.
Meet at noon at the LSP office, 821 E 35th…Continue
Added by Amber Collett on July 24, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments
In 2011, “Good Food” advocates had their first official “Food Day” – a vast assortment of 2,200 activities and actions across the country focused on a healthy, green, fair and…Continue
Added by Amber Collett on July 23, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments
Hi Food Folks -
A surefire way to build a movement is the commitment to learning more about effective strategies for making change, retooling infrastructure, and creating strong networks. I want to introduce you to a food systems advocate who hails from upstate New York and is working to create intelligent public, virtual spaces that build a Good Food System. Duncan Hilchey works for the Extension Service at Cornell University. In addition to being a really nice guy, he does a lot of…Continue
One goal of the Healthy Eating Minnesota Network is to connect our members and organizations with resources they can use when advocating for a strong and equitable food system in Minnesota.Continue
This is a bit dated for our instant digital age. But I'm enjoying listening to Freakonomics: You Eat What You Are. Part 1 and Part 2. http://www.freakonomics.com/2012/05/24/you-eat-what-you-are-part-1-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/
Another interesting take on the history of the food system, where we are at, and what we can do to make…
Added by Kathy Draeger on July 20, 2012 at 8:42am — No Comments
Who's heading to the Food Access Summit? I'm particularly excited about mapping the connections between hunger, health, and agriculture, which will happen during the evening reception on August 21st.
If you haven't RSVPed yet, there's no time better than the present. Here's the registration link.
I should add that the…Continue
The White House is hosting a Google "Hangout on Local Foods" at 3pm EDT today (2pm central time). Participate by tuning in and by submit questions before & during: http://ow.ly/cgsru …Continue
Added by BCBSM, Inc. on July 17, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments
Minnesota Food and Nutrition Network released a RFA focused on improving access to healthy foods by Minnesotans eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other means-tested federal assistance programs. For more information and application visit: http://www.extension.umn.edu/health/network.html
Added by Houa Vue-Her on July 13, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments
Many retailers have recognized, and capitalized on, the allure of organic food. As it turns out, Big Ag is spawning Big Organic. Stephanie Strom, New York Times, talked with Michael J. Potter, owner of Eden Organics about the growing size of players in the organic market. His main response to Big Organic was,…Continue
Added by Erin Meier on July 12, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments
Hi Healthy Eating Minnesota Network folks!
My name is Amber, and if I haven’t introduced myself already, I’m acting as the current network administrator for this site (so don’t hesitate to shoot me a message if you have any questions!). As such, I have the opportunity to talk with local innovators working to strengthen Minnesota's food systems! ;-)
I recently chatted with…Continue
Added by Amber Collett on July 12, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
A Star Tribune story featuring some of the great work in Minnesota to promote healthy eating, including local food resource hubs, Market Bucks and changing food environments in higher education institutions.
Thought I'd pass this on from an email I received from Minnesota Department of Education. Always great to know where to send kids for a meal during the summer months. Copy%20of%2020120628_SFSP_OPEN_SITES_MDE_Web.xlsx
Here is the latest list of Summer Meal sites that are open and…Continue
At the heart of food systems work are conversations about health and community.
The Healthy Eating Minnesota Network exists to support the exchange of ideas and to connect and amplify the efforts of Minnesotans working on a healthier food system. The network is growing by the…
Added by BCBSM, Inc. on July 6, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments
Minnesota is home to some of the most fertile farmland in the world, and we've been steadily been losing that farmland. Between 1982 and 2010, the state lost at least 808,456 acres of farmland and 13,382 farms. Losses in the metropolitan area have been especially significant. While…Continue
Added by Susan Elayne Stokes on July 3, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments
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