OUR MISSION

The SC Food Policy Council strives to advance the production and consumption of healthy foods in South Carolina through education and strategic policy planning.

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ABOUT THE COUNCIL

Beginning in March 2005, volunteers formed a steering committee to begin the discussion and exploration of creating a statewide food policy council that would work towards the improvement and expansion of healthier and more informed food choices by South Carolinians. As a result of the steering committee findings, on March 17, 2006, the SC Food Policy Council (SCFPC) held its first general membership meeting and continued to meet throughout the year.

SCFPC serves as a forum for members to share their concerns as well as their progress on related programs and initiatives that are related to the food system in South Carolina. The networking opportunities and the information shared at these meetings have greatly benefited many of the members of the Council as they work towards the goals of continued growth, promotion and protection of a healthy agricultural industry, a safe and plentiful food supply, and a vibrant food system in South Carolina.

Board Members

Carrie Draper, Co-chair

UofSC Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Alissa R. Duncan, Co-chair

Spartanburg Food System Coalition

Partners for Active Living

Nikki Seibert Kelley, Secretary

Wit Meets Grit

Florence Anoruo

SC State University

Phillip Ford

Eat Smart Move More SC

Gregory Sprouse

Central Midlands Council of Governments

Brian Wheat

Amplified Ag, Inc.

Staff

Ashley Page

Zach Herrnstadt