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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.

Tecoria Jones & Jacquelyn McHugh

Committee Co-Leads

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.

Gregory Sprouse, 

Committee Lead

Racial Equity Within

the Food System

This is a cross-cutting committee that will guide how racial equity will be centered within the SC Food Policy Council to ensure a more equitable and healthy food system in SC.

Brenda Hughes & Terrance Middleton, Committee Co-Leads

Strengthening Nutrition Assistance Programs

This committee works on nutrition program advocacy and policy change bringing together advocates, users/community members and state administrators.

Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, Committee Lead

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

Branding and Communications

Monday, May 8, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Register in advance:

Racial Equity Within the Food System

Wednesday, May 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register in advance: 

Strengthening Nutrition Assistance Programs

Thursday, May 11, 2023, 9:30am – 10:30am

Planning and Transportation

Thursday, May 18, 2023, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Urban Local Food

Friday, June 2, 2023, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Food is Medicine SC

Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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