ACTION ALERT: Healthy Students Amendment Act of 2017!

Healthy Schools Act Amendment 2017: Community Action Guide Prepared by the DC Food Policy Council’s Working Groups on Food Equity, Access, and Health & Nutrition Education & Sustainable Food Procurement   What does this bill do? The Healthy Schools Act Amendment 2017 proposed three areas to amend the current Healthy Schools Act that will help improve … More ACTION ALERT: Healthy Students Amendment Act of 2017!

ACTION ALERT: COTTAGE FOOD ACT REGULATIONS!

On September 18, 2017, Mayor Bowser sent the Department of Health’s (DOH) final regulations for the Cottage Food Act to the Council for approval; they will go into effect on December 18th, 2017. These regulations implement the Cottage Food Act of 2013, which was passed to define and permit cottage food businesses in the District.   What … More ACTION ALERT: COTTAGE FOOD ACT REGULATIONS!

ACTION ALERT: East of the River Grocery Access Legislation SAMPLE LETTER

East End Grocery and Retail Incentive Program Tax Abatement Act: Community Action Guide Prepared by the DC Food Policy Council’s Working Group on Equity, Access, Health, and Nutrition Education   What does this bill do? The East End Health Care Desert, Retail Desert, and Food Desert Elimination Act is a three part bill designed to bring […]

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ACTION ALERT: East of the River Grocery Access Legislation

East End Grocery and Retail Incentive Program Tax Abatement Act: Community Action Guide Prepared by the DC Food Policy Council’s Working Group on Equity, Access, Health, and Nutrition Education   What does this bill do? The East End Health Care Desert, Retail Desert, and Food Desert Elimination Act is a three part bill designed to bring … More ACTION ALERT: East of the River Grocery Access Legislation

Urban Agriculture & Food System Education Working Group Meeting Recap

The Urban Agriculture & Food System Education Working Group met on  Tuesday September 13th from 6-8pm. Location:Blind Whino, 700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024 Key Questions for Discussion What process can we expect from District agencies and policymakers to implement the Urban Farm and Food Security Act? What key amendments are needed to implement … More Urban Agriculture & Food System Education Working Group Meeting Recap

Food Equity, Access, and Health & Nutrition Education Working Group Meeting Recap

The Food Equity, Access, and Health and Nutrition Education Working Group met on Wednesday September 14th from 6-8pm.  Location: Dorothy Heights/Benning Neighborhood Library East River Park Shopping Center, 3935 Benning Rd NE, Washington, DC 20019 Agenda 6:00-6:05PM: Welcome and Introductions Food Policy Director,Laine Cidlowski  6:05-6:15PM: Feedback from first Food Policy Council meeting and member retreat Alex Ashbrook, Working … More Food Equity, Access, and Health & Nutrition Education Working Group Meeting Recap

Local Food Business & Labor Development Working Group Meeting Recap

The Local Food Business & Labor Development Working Group met on Tuesday September 6th from 6-8pm.  Location: DCRA, 1100 4th Street SW, 2nd Floor Conference Room  Agenda Introductions Brief Background on DCFPC – Director can present for those who may not have attended the first meeting Reports and comments on Standing Strategic Issue Areas & Goals for … More Local Food Business & Labor Development Working Group Meeting Recap

Sustainable Procurement Working Group Meeting Recap

The Sustainable Food Procurement Working Group met on Wednesday September 7th from 6-8pm. Location: Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20010 Key Questions for Discussion What progress can we expect in DC Public Schools foodservice by the end of this school year? How will the key stakeholders at this meeting maintain communication, transparency, … More Sustainable Procurement Working Group Meeting Recap

First DC Food Policy Council Meeting – August 3, 2016

  On Wednesday August 3rd, about 150 community members met to kick off the first formal meeting of the District of Columbia Food Policy Council. Photos, notes, and the agenda from the event are included below. DCFPC Meeting Agenda August 2016 Introductory Presentation August 2016 DC Food Policy Council August 2016 Meeting Notes Summary of … More First DC Food Policy Council Meeting – August 3, 2016