Thursday, April 12, 2012

Planning Tomorrow's Lunch - A Dialogue about the Food Environment in Faribault, Martin, Watonwan, Cottonwood and Jackson Counties.

Your invited to a gathering on April 17th to discuss Planning Tomorrow’s Lunch and provide input on food issues here in southern Minnesota. This will be a facilitated meeting and we need your input.

Rural Advantage received funds from the Statewide Health Improvement Program [SHIP], a program of the MN Department of Health, to develop and convene a Food Policy Council representing the following counties: Faribault, Watonwan, Martin, Cottonwood and Jackson.

To start the project off, we will be holding a large group meeting with three main goals:

1. Assess the region’s food environment

2. Identify priority food issues in south central MN

3. Identify 15 people to serve on the Food Policy Council

We are looking for input from a broad cross section of people working with food related issues in the region to contribute to the dialogue on April 17th. It is important that we hear from all sectors. If you are unable to attend, please ask a neighbor or someone else to attend in your place. If you have interest in serving on the Food Policy Council, please contact Jeff Jensen at the Rural Advantage office at 507.238.5449 or speak with him at the meeting. We are looking for at least three people from each county. The Council will be meeting monthly through June of 2013.

Please join us: Planning Tomorrow’s Lunch

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Knight’s of Columbus Building

920 East 10th Street, Fairmont, MN 56031

You can RSVP to the Rural Advantage office at 507.238.5449. Light sandwiches will be served and calling in will help us prepare for proper numbers. If you have any question please contact Jeff Jensen or Linda Meschke at the number above.

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