A proclamation: Food Day, Oct. 19, 2011

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA

WHEREAS:
WHEREAS: WHEREAS: WHEREAS: THEREFORE:

A PROCLAMATION
FOOD DAY
It's important that citizens of the State of Georgia look after themselves and do what they can lead healthy lives . Reducing obesity and diet-related diseases by promoting safe and healthy diets is a critical factor in improving citizens' overall health; and
Curbing junk-food marketing aimed at children is vitally important in order to combat rising obesity rates and raise a generation of healthy children; and
Expanding access to food and helping to end hunger is also of critical importance, especially to those who struggle to obtain healthy portions on a daily basis; and
Food Day is also a time to recognize the importance that local agriculture offers to the state - not only for its provision of healthy, quality food, but also for its impact on Georgia's economy; now
I, NATHAN DEAL, Governor of the State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim October 24, 2011, as FOOD DAY in Georgia.
In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Executive Department to be affixed this 19th day of October in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven.

ATTEST

GOVERNOR

CHIEF OF STAFF

Locations