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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.

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.

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