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8th Annual Built Environment and Outdoor Summit breakout session – Starting a Food Policy Council

September 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Eighth Annual Built Environment and the Outdoors Summit – Starting a Food Policy Council Breakout Session

Tuesday, September 16

1–5 pm, Pre-conference sessions – You must pre-register to attend

Starting a Food Policy Council – It’s Easier Than You Think
Promoting Farm to Fork strategies. Making it easy to buy locally grown food. Bringing grocery stores to food desserts. This are just a few of the issues that a food policy council can tackle… but how you establish a council in the first place? Who should join? How do you set goals and get public support? This session will be led by the leader of the state’s first formal food policy council, who will share real-life “lessons learned” from the past four years. Participants will learn the concrete steps to establish and manage a food council; obtain tools and samples for immediate use back at home; and receive hands-on guidance in customizing message points and policy goals. Team attendance is strongly encouraged.

Instructors: Eileen Horn, MS, Douglas County Food Policy Council (Lawrence, KS)
Natasha Frost, JD, Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law (St. Paul, MN)
Ashley Jones-Wisner, KC Healthy Kids (Kansas City, MO)
Anthony Randles, PhD, Kansas Department of Health & the Environment (Topeka, KS)
Cost / Requirements: There is no cost to attend this session, but pre-registration is required, including completion of a brief information form. If you have difficulties opening the pdf form, please try adjusting your browser settings or try an alternative browser – Firefox, Chrome or another browser. If you still have problems, please contact John Staples at 816-701-8306, or jstaples@marc.org. Registration limited to 40 participants.


September 16, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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