The SC Food Policy Council strives to advance the production and consumption of healthy foods in South Carolina through education and strategic policy planning.
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.
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
SC State University
Eat Smart Move More SC
Central Midlands Council of Governments
Amplified Ag, Inc.