Resolution of the City of Minneapolis
By Gordon, Reich, Hofstede, Johnson, Samuels, Lilligren, Goodman, Glidden, Schiff, Tuthill, Quincy, Colvin Roy and Hodges
Recognizing October 24, 2013 as Food Day in Minneapolis
Whereas, Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food; and,
Whereas, sharing meals as a family can help children improve academic achievement and language development and reduce risks of childhood obesity and substance abuse; and,
Whereas, organizations across the City of Minneapolis are encouraging Minneapolis residents to pledge to share a meal with families or loved ones on October 24th; and,
Whereas, Mayor R.T. Rybak will join Minneapolis Public School students for a meal at Howe School on October 24th to highlight the importance of healthy, affordable and sustainable food for Minneapolis residents, and to celebrate the healthy new food options at the Minneapolis Public Schools; and,
Whereas, the University of Minnesota will be celebrating Food Day with an event in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union, which will include exhibits, food demonstrations and tasting sessions, a “foodie” photo competition, local co-op and farmers market displays and a Real Food photo booth; and,
Whereas, the City’s Homegrown Minneapolis initiative works to expand our community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods; and,
Whereas, in 2009 the City of Minneapolis established a Minneapolis Food Council to help the city develop policies and strategies to improve the growing, processing, promotion, distribution, consumption and composting of healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods in Minneapolis; and,
Whereas, the City of Minneapolis has adopted goals to increase the proportion of adults at a healthy weight, and increase access to healthy foods;
Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by The City Council of The City of Minneapolis:
That the City of Minneapolis recognizes October 24th, 2013, as Food Day in the City of Minneapolis.
Be It Further Resolved that the City of Minneapolis encourages all Minneapolis residents to
"Eat Together" with their families or loved ones.
Download the Food Day Resolution here (PDF)