Mayor Betsy Hodges speaks at a July news conference. JEFF WHEELER / STAR TRIBUNE

The first set of recommendations from Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges' panel on the heath and wellness of young children and families will be released Tuesday.

The Mayor's Office plans to hold a media conference with several members of Hodges' Cradle to K Cabinet to announce the release of a draft report. The 27-member group, which includes academics, leaders of nonprofit groups and parents, was formed in May. It was directed to come up with ideas for legislation, policy changes and other efforts that could help ensure more children have access to health and education programs.

The panel plans to discuss the process for finalizing the report and provide information on how community members can submit comments and questions.