Food. Health. Community.
Food Justice + STEM + Cultural Empowerment = Juan Martinez
I would like you to meet Juan Martinez an Latino ambassador for community that are directly affected by food, environmental and educational inequities. His work had taken him to educate the environmental community to find diverse and empowering ways to support communities of color and young people around the world on how…Continue
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The Public Health Law Center, in partnership with Health Care Without Harm and the Minnesota Cancer Alliance has created a series of resources designed to inform and support efforts to promote healthy beverage…Continue
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The Minnesota Food Charter is a public process that invites individuals, groups and organizations to contribute their concerns, ideas and hopes about how to improve access to healthy, affordable and safe food in Minnesota. If you care about access to healthy food in your home, school, workplace, childcare…Continue
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Two dozen people
gathered for a MN Food Charter input session yesterday in Baxter. It was a great way to make connections between public health and local food systems, and we were proud to provide input on the state's plan for a better food system. Thanks to all who participated!…Continue
Added by Susan DeBlieck on April 9, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments
2013 has brought are a legislative opportunity in the State of Minnesota and federally to promote true equity.
What am I talking about?; I'm talking about the Prosperity Act Bill and the Drivers License For All Bill (SF 271) are being legislated right now at the state Capitol in St. Paul. These important legislation in which the state of Minnesota support all Minnesotans students to have access to higher education and that undocumented parents have the right to take their children to…Continue
Added by Jose Luis on April 9, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments
Gain some experience this summer and help low-income Minnesotans get the food that they need! We are seeking two people to work with us full time (Monday-Friday, 8:30am—4:30pm) to help us enroll low-income Minnesotans in SNAP and other federal nutrition programs. Most of this work will be done by answering…Continue
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Did you see this letter in MinnPost from Rep. Kim Norton of Rochester?
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Did you know that food shelf visits have increased 164% in the last decade? This has put an immense strain on our…Continue
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Check out this great resource from PolicyLink, The Food Trust, and The Reinvestment Fund called the Healthy Food Access Portal. It was designed to better support communities seeking to launch healthy food retail projects across the…Continue
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Getting involved by hosting a Minnesota Food Charter event is easy! Groups and organizations throughout the state will be hosting Minnesota Food Charter Events. These events are designed to be easy, one-hour meetings where participants:
Added by Katie Wahl on April 4, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments
Read the full report by Food and Water Watch
"You know who Monsanto is. Even if you don’t recognize the company name, you’ve come across some of its products: maybe you’ve used Roundup weed killer on your lawn or garden, you’ve heard about the debate over treating cows with the artificial growth hormone rBGH, you’re worried about unlabeled genetically engineered organisms in your…Continue
Added by David Wallinga on April 4, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments
Interested in healthy food access in your neighborhood and city?
Currently, the City of Minneapolis has a Staple Foods Ordinance that requires all licensed grocery stores to carry a minimum number of basic food items, including fresh fruits and vegetables.
A workgroup of City of Minneapolis staff and Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council Members is interested in strengthening the ordinance to ensure that grocery stores, corner stores, and other places selling a significant amount…Continue
Added by Vishwarupa [Vish] Vasani on April 3, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments
Put on your calendars…..Wenonah Hauter, the author of Foodopoly, and ED of Food and Water Watch, is doing two book signings in St. Paul and Minneapolis…. IATP is co-hosting. Watch the trailer for Foodopoly.
Event: Booksigning at Subtext Books
Location: 165 Western Ave N Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Date: Tuesday, June 11,…Continue
Added by David Wallinga on April 3, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments
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