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Jersey City, N.J., Code § 3-107.3 (2017)
Brief Summary
This provision establishes the "Division of Food and Nutrition" within the city's department of human services to provide education and training related to food preparation and administer the Women's Infants and Children (WIC) program, the Meals on Wheels program, the Senior Lunch Program and supervise all farmer's markets authorized by the City.
Legal Strategies
Provides education, promotes awareness, or provides information.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: New Jersey
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Jersey City
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. "The Division of Food and Nutrition shall provide education and training related to food preparation and administer the Women's Infants and Children (WIC) program, the Meals on Wheels program, the Senior Lunch Program and shall supervise all farmer's markets authorized by the City." § 3-107.3.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Creates a position to provide training on food preparation and presumably, nutrition (based on the title).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 3-2.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
Unclear. The law establishes a division within the city's department of health and human services. It is unclear whether new staff was required to create the division.
Code context and ordinance history
Section 3-107.3 (Division of Food and Nutrition) is located in Chapter 3 (Administration of Government), Article XII (Department of Health and Human Services). History: Added 12-14-2016 by Ord. No. 16-188.