MEDIA ADVISORY: Yale’s CARE and New Haven Food Policy Council sponsor forum on food and health initiatives

The Yale School of Public Health’s CARE (Community Alliance for Research and Engagement) and the New Haven Food Policy Council are sponsoring a public forum in which city mayoral candidates will talk about their views and vision for the city’s food system and health initiatives.

  • Date and time: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Beulah Heights Church, 782 Orchard Street in New Haven.

The candidates will address the impact of food policy on health, public safety, job creation, and neighborhood development for the Elm City. In addition, they will be asked to respond to questions from the community on relevant subjects including cooking and food education, hunger and food assistance, and economic development.

“We are pleased that all the mayoral candidates have agreed to join us for this event,” said council chair Alycia Santilli, who is also director of community initiatives at CARE. “Ongoing leadership in overcoming challenges in our food system is of vital importance to improving the health of all New Haven residents. We encourage community members to come out and hear the candidates discuss their priorities for improving food and health issues in our city as we prepare for this important election.”

The forum will be moderated by Mark Pazniokas of the CT Mirror. Free parking is available. Community members are invited to submit questions pertaining to food and health in advance to Staff@NHFoodPolicyCouncil.org.

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