Joined by Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., and members of the Louisville Metro Council, Mayor Greg Fischer today opened the sixth and seventh “Healthy in a Hurry” corner stores in two west Louisville neighborhoods where fresh fruits and vegetables are not readily available. The initiative is part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement, which received a… Continue reading City Unveils Two New ‘Healthy in a Hurry Stores’
After celebrating the renovation of a McDonald’s in west Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer was called out by a member of his own recently-formed Food Policy Council who was disappointed in the message it sent to food justice advocates. The fast food restaurant at 28th and Broadway was closed for a few months for remodeling, but… Continue reading Food Advocate Questions Fischer’s McDonald’s Appearance
Slow Food International is still considering Louisville as a host city for its international congress, however, the group has postponed their decision until the next board meeting in June. The organization works for environmentally responsible agricultural practices with a commitment to serving healthy, local food in communities. The name Slow Food comes from the group’s… Continue reading Slow Food International Postpones Decision
The Community Farm Alliance is encouraging Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to reject a policy that would allow certain food stamp recipients to use their vouchers at fast food restaurants. Louisville-based Yum Brands is lobbying the state to authorize food stamp use at restaurants by the disabled, elderly and homeless. The fast food giant believes the… Continue reading Community Farm Alliance Comes Out Against YUM Brands Food Stamp Proposal
Mayor Greg Fischer has made his appointments to the recently-created Food Policy Advisory Council, which will work to reduce obesity in the city.