Bacon receives Food and Policy Award

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4:40 pm

Bacon receives Food and Policy Award

STATEHOUSE (March 9, 2016) – The Indiana Academy of Nutrition (IAND) presented State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) its Food and Policy Award in recognition of his leadership on nutrition-related issues in the General Assembly.

“As the first recipient of this award, I am honored,” Bacon said. “With programs like Buy Indiana and policies addressing food deserts, Indiana is making strides in becoming more health-conscience.”

Bacon co-authored a bill this year that would have established a healthy food financing program, which would provide loans or grants for projects that increase the availability of fresh, nutritious food in underserved communities. Bacon is committed to increasing the quality of Hoosier lives by sitting on the House Committee on Public Health as well as the House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs.

IAND is a non-profit association made up of more than 1,300 dietetic professionals. IAND has served citizens of Indiana since 1923, and their vision is to optimize health through food and nutrition with integrity, customer focus and innovation. The purpose of this award is to encourage lawmakers to make a positive impact on Indiana dietetics.

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Rep. Bacon (R-Chandler) represents portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Attached and below is a picture of State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) receiving the first ever Indiana Academy of Nutrition Food and Policy Award at the Indiana Statehouse this week.