The Minneapolis Healthy Living Initiative works with community partners to create opportunities for everyone to eat healthy, be physically active, and live tobacco free.

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Healthy Living News and Current Events

On December 5, 2014, the Minneapolis City Council passed ordinance 2014-Or-112, regulating the use of electronic cigarettes in indoor public places and places of employment. To help restaurants, businesses and other worksites inform people about the new law, the Minneapolis Health Department will provide free window decals that indicate smoking use of electronic cigarettes) is prohibited indoors. To get a decal, email To learn more about e-cigarettes, read the fact sheet here.

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that you can’t stay physically active. Exercising in the winter can help you feel better and maintain a healthy weight, so grab a friend or a family member and get active! Review a few tips for safe and fun winter walking, and remember to keep your sidewalks clear of snow and ice so that everyone can safely walk outside.

 Minneapolis food shelves are entering a busy time of year and will serve thousands of people each week around the holidays. Are you interested in supporting a food shelf this season? Consider donating healthy foods like fresh produce, whole grains, and low-sodium canned goods, or make a financial contribution. For more information, visit

Last updated Dec 16, 2014