Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is an important part of a healthy diet. However, not everyone has adequate opportunities to make the healthy choice. One way to increase access and improve quality of fruits and vegetables is through policy and environmental change.
A Food Policy Council works to identify and propose innovative solutions to improve local or state food systems, spur local economic development, and make food systems more socially just and environmentally sustainable.
Food policy councils are nonpartisan and made up of diverse community stakeholders that impact or are impacted by the food system. The goal is to foster communication across various sectors (production, distribution, processing, consumption and waste) and coordinate efforts to improve public health and enhance the local food economy.
Food Policy Advisory Council Final Report
Food Policy Advisory Council 2011 Action Plan
Louisville's Food Policy Advisory Council
The mission of the Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC) is to create a sustainable food system in Louisville by improving public health, reducing food insecurity, developing the local food economy and increasing access to affordable, healthy, culturally appropriate food for all Louisville Metro citizens.
The goals of the FPAC are as follows:
1) To Improve Public Health and Reduce Hunger
2) To Enhance the Local Food Economy
3) To Build an Environmentally-Sustainable Food System
Click here to view a list of current council appointees.
For more information contact Teresa Zawacki at 574-2657 or email.