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
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.
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