We hope you'll join us in fostering research, knowledge sharing, and
Floridians unlocking the full potential of their food systems.
The Florida Food Policy Council creates opportunities to collaborate, celebrate, and advance equitable food policies to improve quality of life.
JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion)
WHAT IS A FOOD POLICY COUNCIL?
“Food Policy Councils (FPCs) provide a unique forum for diverse stakeholders to come together and address common concerns regarding food policy including food systems, food security, farm policy, food regulations, health, and nutrition. Stakeholders include people such as farmers, city and state officials, non-profit organizations, chefs, food distributors, food justice advocates, educators, health professionals, and concerned citizens. FPCs bring together these stakeholders to share concerns and then utilize this diverse membership to act on common goals, thus influencing and shaping food policy. FPCs exist in various other cities and states, and have had much success in improving and amending policies to be friendlier to local food systems and improve access to healthy foods.” – Definition from the Lexicon of Food.