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

June 21, 2011

NYS Council on Food Policy To Meet June 29 in Albany

The Governorís New York State Council on Food Policy will hold its annual summer meeting on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in Room #250 (Blue Room) of the State Capitol Building, Albany.

            The June 29th meeting, which will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., is open to the public for observation.  A public comment period will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Those wishing to attend and present comments must RSVP no later than June 27, 2011 by calling the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets at 518-485-7728 or emailing  Public comments must be limited to 5 minutes and a hard copy of comments is required to be submitted to the Council at the time of presentation.

The New York State Council on Food Policy is tasked to establish new food policies for the 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 State food policies focus on four key issues areas: maximizing participation in, and support for, food and nutrition assistance programs; strengthening the connection between local food products and consumers; supporting safe, efficient and profitable agricultural food production and food retail infrastructure; and fostering a culture of healthy and local eating for all New York State residents.

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

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