Legislative-Updates

Legislative Updates

New Orleans food policy report released, feedback requested.
The New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee (FPAC) recently released it's 2018 Policy Recommendations. These recommendations stem from the recent report, Policy Matters: Assessing the Policy Gap and Opportunities in the New Orleans Food System and are aimed at increasing the equity, opportunity and collaboration in the New Orleans Food System. FPAC also completed its three-year strategic plan which focuses on the three working groups – food production, food businesses, and food access. The Tulane PRC supports the work of FPAC and sits on the Steering Committee.
To read and give feedback on the policy recommendations, check out the updated website, nolafoodpolicy.org and reach out to co-chair Elisa Munoz at elisa@nolafoodpolicy.org to get involved or learn more about FPAC.

Fit NOLA invites businesses to learn about worksite wellness at Mardi Gras Mixer
The City of New Orleans’ Fit NOLA initiative is inviting all businesses in New Orleans to a Mardi Gras Mixer on Friday, Feb. 23, from 4-6 pm at the New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
The purpose of the mixer is not only to see what each business is currently doing, but also to allow businesses to share with each other how fostering a positive environment around nutrition and fitness has improved their workforce. The event is also an opportunity for the Fit NOLA Business Sector to assist businesses with any their workplace wellness needs and plan. The event will include exciting new ventures that will be announced, a celebrity chef, special guest speaker Poppy Tooker, along with urban swing dance demonstrations. Businesses and employees interested in workplace wellness to this free mixer. To RSVP, please go to: http://bit.ly/FitNOLABizMixer.

Topics:   policy , obesity , worksite wellness , nutrition , food environment , agriculture

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