RESOLUTION NO. RS2011-1524
A resolution requesting the Metropolitan Board of Health to create a Food Policy Council.
WHEREAS, all citizens of the Metropolitan Government should have access to nutritious, affordable, sustainable and regionally grown food; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government should be a model advocate for increasing access to affordable, healthy food, and to promote a sustainable food system; and
WHEREAS, food policy councils have been effective in a number of cities across the United States to promote healthy eating habits and to assist in providing greater access to healthy foods; and
WHEREAS, Nashville was one of 44 communities to receive the federal Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant, with a purpose of implementing a campaign to facilitate healthy eating and active living; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government that a Food Policy Council be formed consisting of informed and engaged community members to advise the City on all matters impacting our local food system in furtherance of the purposes of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as requesting the Metropolitan Board of Health to create a Food Policy Council.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Resolution to each member of the Metropolitan Board of Health and to Health Director Dr. Bill Paul.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Erica Gilmore
|Referred to:||Health, Hospitals and Social Services Committee|
|Introduced:||January 18, 2011|
|Adopted:||January 18, 2011|
|Returned Unsigned by Mayor:||January 19, 2011|