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Record #: R2017-727   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 9/6/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action: 10/11/2017
Title: Adoption and implementation of Good Food Purchasing Program standards
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Health, - CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Planning & Development
Attachments: 1. R2017-727.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITV OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
September 6, 2017










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, at the request ofthe Commissioner of Public Health, a resolution regarding implementation of a good food purchasing policy.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago has identified the need to create a local, sustainable, accessible, fair, and healthy food system in order to provide healthy food choices in public buildings and at government-supported meetings and events; and
WHEREAS, Creating such a food system has emerged as a strategy in Healthy Chicago 2.0, a four-year plan launched in 2016 by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City's Department of Public Health in collaboration with numerous experts, advocates, healthcare providers, community members, and other stakeholders across the City; and
WHEREAS, The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning has recommended the creation and promotion of a sustainable local food system; and
WHEREAS, The City of Chicago works to improve the health of all its residents, and to promote safe, healthy and fair work environments for its workforce. The creation of a sustainable local food system supports these efforts and promotes a productive environment and animal welfare; and
WHEREAS, The Good Food Purchasing Program ("GFPP") was developed in 2012 to incentivize public institutions to procure Good Food produced through values-driven purchasing standards; and
WHEREAS, GFPP defines Good Food as food that is healthy, affordable, fair, and sustainable. Good Food is produced, processed, distributed, and recycled locally using the principles of environmental stewardship (in terms of water, soil, and pesticide management); meets the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and is available to purchase for all income levels; and
WHEREAS, Good Food values prioritize nutrit...

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