As Minnesota communities look for innovative ideas to provide residents and visitors with good, healthy, fresh food they find that they must navigate legal requirements of the food safety system and are discovering that inspectors from MDA and MDH are valuable partners and resources in these efforts. This webinar addresses key challenges and opportunities identified by Minnesota communities in their work to increase access to healthy, safe food.

This webinar has already occurred. Please use the resources below:

Webinar Slides [PDF]

Webinar Recording:


  • Mary Marrow; Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center
  • Valerie Gamble; Outreach and Delegation Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Steven Diaz; Food, Pools and Lodging Services Manager, Minnesota Department of Health


  • Tim Jenkins; Food Access Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health


For current information, visit our Food Safety page.