SNAP, the acronym for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and historically known as the Food Stamp Program until the 2008 Farm Bill, is one of those government programs that seems endlessly controversial. A couple of common misperceptions: First, many SNAP recipients, usually people of color and non-citizens, are fraudulently buying vodka and cigarettes with tax-funded benefits. … Continue reading Oh, SNAP!
I entered an unfamiliar room for the Florida Food Policy Council (FLFPC) meeting last weekend, feeling tired and unsure of what to expect. In an attempt to cure one of my afflictions, I took a leisurely stroll to the complimentary coffee located at the back of the room. During my journey, I studied the faces … Continue reading FLFPC Reflections on Coming Together to Make a Difference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 PRESS CONTACT: Sharon Yeago (352) 256-8115 / firstname.lastname@example.org PHOTOS: http://www.Facebook.com/FLFPC LOCAL FOOD POLICY ON STATEWIDE TOUR, STOPS IN ORLANDO ORLANDO, Fla – Local food celebrity and food justice champion Natilee McGrueder will speak at the Florida Food Policy Council (FLFPC) meeting, Sunday, September 11, at Maranatha Fellowship … Continue reading LOCAL FOOD POLICY ON STATEWIDE TOUR, STOPS IN ORLANDO
WEBSITES: a) Food Policy Networks, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – see http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future/projects/FPN/ b) National Food Policy Conferences: 2010-2016 – see http://consumerfed.org/cfa_events/national-food-policy-conference/ c) Growing Food Connections – see http://growingfoodconnections.org/ d) Want to Change the Food System? Here’s Where to Start by Civic Eats – see … Continue reading Online Resources for FLFPC Membership
Media Contact: Sharon Yeago 352-256-8115 Rachel Shapiro 954-465-6320 FLORIDA FOOD POLICY COUNCIL SETS JULY 16 MEETING IN TALLAHASSEE The Florida Food Policy Council (FFPC) held its 2nd Membership Meeting on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Tallahassee at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Viticulture and Small Fruit Research Center. The event was sponsored by Winter Park Foundation, Health Foundation of South Florida, … Continue reading FLORIDA FOOD POLICY COUNCIL SETS JULY 16 MEETING IN TALLAHASSEE
FLFPC Inuagural Meeting Minutes Mark Winne Inaugural Meeting Presentation Continue reading Inaugural Meeting Resources
UPDATE: 3/28/16 FOOD POLICY GATHERING SUNDAY IN FORT MYERS This Sunday, Florida will make history with the first member convening of the Florida Food Policy Council in Fort Myers. This meeting follows the UF/IFAS Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference being held April 1-2 at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport, 9931 Interstate Commerce … Continue reading Press Release -Inaugural Meeting in Ft. Myers