The SC Food Policy Council recently developed six 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.

Amy Weaver, Interim

Committee Lead

Food Access and


The committee is dedicated to resolving food inequities through assessment, education, and both local and state-level policy recommendations.

Weatherly Thomas, Committee Lead

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.

Nikki Seibert Kelley & Amy Weaver, Interim Committee 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

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Communications and Branding Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 17th 10:00am – 11:00am


Racial Equity within the Food System Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 6th 10:00am – 11:00am


Food Access and Insecurity Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 13th 11:30am – 12:30pm

Food is Medicine Quarterly Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 13th 1:00pm – 2:30pm

SC Urban Local Food Committee

Friday, January 6th 10:30am – 11:30am