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FPC Partners with City of Cleveland and Cleveland Foodbank to Create Healthy Food Guidelines!
Ohio State University Extension and The Food Policy Coalition are working in partnership with the Cleveland Foodbank, the Cleveland Clinic, Children’s Hunger Alliance, and the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland to create a set of healthy food purchasing and serving guidelines. These diverse community partners have come together as a part of the Nutrition and Healthy Eating Subgroup of the City of Cleveland’s Healthy Cleveland Initiative with the goal of creating nutritional guidelines for meals and foods served in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. The guidelines aim to improve the nutritional quality of meals served, as well as the quality of food items purchased and selected by City of Cleveland and their community partners. These guidelines are being modeled on similar guidelines adopted by New York City a few years ago that aimed to improve food served by the Summer Food Service program, afterschool snack and meal programs, food pantries, and community meals sites. You can check out NYC’s guidelines here. Also, to check out Cleveland's new Healthy Cleveland 2.0 Resolution, click here.