Mary Meade is a content creator based in Tallahassee, FL, with a degree in International Affairs from Florida State University. As a communications specialist, she loves connecting individuals to ideas and developing community through diversity. She is most passionate about bridging the gaps between social and environmental justice through mission-driven businesses and organizations. Her favorite pastimes … Continue reading FLFPC Welcomes a new Council Administrator – Mary Meade
FLFPC Action Plan_11-2017 Continue reading 2018-2019 Action Plan
Anthony Olivieri, MURP Founder, FHEED LLC Anthony Olivieri is the founder of FHEED LLC, a food systems planning consultancy based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has a Masters in Urban & Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University (2011). Passionate about food justice, Anthony specializes in conducting GIS-assisted food system assessments and workshops using diabetes disparities and food environment … Continue reading FLFPC Welcomes New Board Member – Anthony Olivieri
LAUREEN HUSBAND Laureen Husband, E.D., is the Director of Community Planning & Assessment at the Florida Department of Health in Duval County, and provides oversight over coalitions under Healthy Jacksonville within the department. She joined FDOH-Duval in June 2010 to oversee and facilitate local dialogue and engagement around chronic conditions and illnesses such as childhood … Continue reading FLFPC Welcomes New Board Member – Laureen Husband
I spent the past four days falling in love with Florida. A lifelong resident of this festival of flowers, I took an Old Florida trip and saw it new again. We stayed away from the interstates, gazing on green hills laden with live oaks and pecan groves, rolling through small towns forgotten by time. Tractors … Continue reading Secretary’s Note: Celebrate the State
Group Launches Council to Influence State-Level Policy Decisions SANFORD, FL – The Florida Food Policy Council will meet on Saturday, June 24th, at the Bettye D. Smith Cultural Center in Sanford, Florida, to officially launch the grassroots effort that members hope will influence policy decisions at the state level. Organizers began the effort in the … Continue reading Florida Food Policy Takes a Step Forward
SNAP, the acronym for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and historically known as the Food Stamp Program until the 2008 Farm Bill, is one of those government programs that seems endlessly controversial. A couple of common misperceptions: First, many SNAP recipients, usually people of color and non-citizens, are fraudulently buying vodka and cigarettes with tax-funded benefits. … Continue reading Oh, SNAP!