Prettner Solon to attend lieutenant governors conference in Chicago

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is at the National Lieutenant Governors Association annual conference this week in Chicago.

The three-day conference runs through Friday.

Prettner Solon will moderate a panel Friday morning on making healthy food accessible in low-income areas.

The panel, “Constituents, Public Health & Local Growers Benefit by Helping Increase Access to Healthy Food,” will discuss the importance of fresh food on health. It also will look at ways to make it available by: “maximizing the value of food assistance programs (SNAP) at farmers markets, working with the private sector to make fresh food options available in alternative venues, and options for funding a pipeline of projects related to increasing healthy food access,” the group says.

The NLGA actually has 55 members: the lieutenant governors of the 50 states and those from five territories.

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