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!
I entered an unfamiliar room for the Florida Food Policy Council (FLFPC) meeting last weekend, feeling tired and unsure of what to expect. In an attempt to cure one of my afflictions, I took a leisurely stroll to the complimentary coffee located at the back of the room. During my journey, I studied the faces … Continue reading FLFPC Reflections on Coming Together to Make a Difference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 21, 2016 PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Gomez (850) 766-6505 PHOTOS: http://www.Facebook.com/FLFPC LOCAL FOOD POLICY ON STATEWIDE TOUR, STOPS IN ORLANDO ORLANDO, Fla – The newly re-formed Florida Food Policy Council is on a membership tour, setting meetings around the state to encourage participation and highlight local food initiatives. On Sunday, September … Continue reading LOCAL FOOD POLICY ON STATEWIDE TOUR, STOPS IN ORLANDO
WEBSITES: a) Food Policy Networks, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – see http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future/projects/FPN/ b) National Food Policy Conferences: 2010-2016 – see http://consumerfed.org/cfa_events/national-food-policy-conference/ c) Growing Food Connections – see http://growingfoodconnections.org/ d) Want to Change the Food System? Here’s Where to Start by Civic Eats – see … Continue reading Online Resources for FLFPC Membership
Media Contact: Sharon Yeago 352-256-8115 Rachel Shapiro 954-465-6320 FLORIDA FOOD POLICY COUNCIL SETS JULY 16 MEETING IN TALLAHASSEE The Florida Food Policy Council (FFPC) held its 2nd Membership Meeting on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Tallahassee at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Viticulture and Small Fruit Research Center. The event was sponsored by Winter Park Foundation, Health Foundation of South Florida, … Continue reading FLORIDA FOOD POLICY COUNCIL SETS JULY 16 MEETING IN TALLAHASSEE