US Conference of Mayors Homegrown Resolution

The U.S. Conference of Mayors, at its Annual Meeting in June, 2009, adopted a series of resolutions addressing various aspects of the urban food system, including:

calling for the Obama administration to support local food production and procurement;

urging mayors to develop, grow, and maintain edible gardens in parks, city hall land, and municipal community gardens;

calling on Congress to improve nutritional standards and enhance the administration of school lunch and WIC programs as it reauthorizes the Child Nutrition Act; and

urging Congress to adopt policies to enable cities to scale up their procurement of local foods in school food programs;

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