Model Healthy Food System Resolution
Helping local government support a healthier food system
The Model Healthy Food System Resolution provides numerous ideas for how local government could support a healthy local food system.
Many communities have started to take a strategic approach to shaping the food system and improving health. Some have established food policy councils, which advise the local government on food-related policy issues. Others have passed laws making it easier to start farmers’ markets or community gardens. Still others see nurturing a local food system as a core economic development function.
ChangeLab Solutions developed this Model Healthy Food System Resolution to help community members and policymakers start their own conversation about how the local government can support a healthier food system. It suggests numerous actions that the local government could take to understand the local food system, and it establishes a Food Policy Council to continue the food system dialogue after the resolution is enacted. The resolution is designed to be customized according to community needs and interests.