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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.

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

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

Racial Equity Committee Within the Food System

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Strengthening Nutrition Assistance Programs

Thursday February 9, 2023, 9:30am – 10:30am


Branding and Communications

Monday, February 13, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Register in advance:


Planning and Transportation

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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