Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
Jessica Ziehm

October 08, 2010

NYS Council on Food Policy to Meet October 20 in Albany

The Governorís New York State Council on Food Policy will hold its annual fall meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon in Room 250 of the New York State Capitol Building in Albany, New York.

††††††††††† The Council will discuss past and current state food policy recommendations for the Governorís consideration. The October 20th meeting is open to the public for observation.† A public comment period will be held from 11:30 am to 12:00 noon.† Those wishing to present comments must RSVP no later than October 18, 2010 by calling the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets at 518-485-7728 or emailing† Comments must be limited to five minutes and a hard copy of public comments is required to be submitted to the Council at the time of presentation.

The Council on Food Policy is tasked to establish new food policies for New York State that will help ensure the availability of safe, fresh, nutritious and affordable food for all New Yorkers, and expanding agricultural food production. The Councilís recommended food policies focus on four key issues areas: maximizing participation in food and nutrition assistance programs; strengthening the connection between local food products and consumers; supporting efficient and profitable agricultural food production and food retail infrastructure; and increasing consumer awareness and knowledge about healthy eating; and improving consumer access to safe and nutritious foods.

More information on the Council and its past recommendations to the Governor can be found at

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