The SC Food Policy Council recently developed new committees that are focused on different substantive topics of interest within the food system. The goal of having committees is to collectively develop a robust state-level food equity policy platform.
Branding and Communications
This is a cross-cutting committee that will provide structure and guidance for internal and external communications on behalf of the SC Food Policy Council.
The committee seeks to improve the coordination among organizations working to advance healthy food access within health care settings as well as to both identify and facilitate the adoption of state-level FiM policy and system changes.
Amy Weaver, Committee Lead
Planning and Transportation
The committee is centered around the intersection of public health with planning and transportation. The committee will focus on both food access and physical activity.
Strengthening Nutrition Assistance Programs
This committee works on nutrition program advocacy and policy change bringing together advocates, users/community members and state administrators.
Rural and Urban Local Food
This committee is separated into alternating meetings for a total of 8 meetings a year and two in-person meetings. Participants will discuss and prioritize the gaps, challenges and opportunities in the SC local food system (farm & garden to table) relating to Rural and Urban Communities. The rural committee also provides a clarify the role that the Rural Resource Coalition of SC plays in bridging the gaps and decreasing the impact of the challenges.
Ken Harvin & Nikki Seibert Kelley
Upcoming Committee Meetings
Please contact committee leads for more information on upcoming meeting dates and times.