Because everyone deserves access to healthy, safe, and affordable food.


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Kristen Klingler
Senior Public Health Specialist, Minneapolis Department of Health

Knowing what to eat is important, but having access to healthy food options matters too. While it’s easy to find healthy foods at a supermarket or co-op, residents in some communities must shop for groceries at corner stores, gas stations, and other general retailers where nutritious choices are often very limited. Kristen Klingler, Senior Public Health Specialist for the Minneapolis Health Department, works to make food availability a priority for the city of Minneapolis. In her daily role, she coordinates the implementation of numerous strategies designed to support policy, system, and environmental changes that increase access to healthy foods—particularly in …


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