On Tuesday, Dec 3rd Halifax Regional Council endorsed the HRM Food Charter in principle and committed to supporting the development of a Food Action Plan with the Halifax Food Policy Alliance (HFPA)! This initiative is an exciting milestone for working towards a healthy, just, and sustainable food system for HRM.
After the motion was passed unanimously, the Mayor and Council thanked those involved with the work. Councillor Mancini tweeted this picture of HFPA members in the audience (from left to right Leticia Smillie – HRM; Wesley Petite – EAC; and Heather Monahan & Madeleine Waddington – Public Health, NSHA).
Here some highlights from the media coverage:
- The Sheldon MacLeod Show: Dec 4th 1 p.m. Show (with Madeleine Waddington, Public Health Nutritionist & HFPA co-chair)
- CTV Atlantic: Food For Thought Video Interview (with Madeleine Waddington, Public Health Nutritionist & HFPA co-chair and Wesley Petite, EAC Municipal Food Coordinator & HFPA co-chair)
- Haligonia.ca: Council commits to Food Action Plan for Halifax
- HalifaxToday.ca: Halifax Council Commits to developing Food Action Plan