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To create a culture where locally produced and healthy foods are in demand and valued.
A coalition developing, connecting and building a local food environment that creates a sustainable food system to serve the needs of producers, suppliers and consumers.
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The next Food Policy Committee meeting is Thursday July 19, 1:30-2:30pm, at the Downtown YMCA (402 N. Market St) 2nd floor BOARD room, discussing ‘what’s next for the Food Policy Committee’ and other items.
There are three sub-committees that meet every other month. Here is a brief description of the sub-committees and the meeting times.
- Production of healthy foods: performing a comprehensive review of planning, licensing and zoning relating to the production and sales of produce and animals. Next meeting: August 16th 2:00-3:00 pm Downtown YMCA 2nd floor conference room. For more information, contact Tammi Krier.
- Awareness of healthy foods: developing, cross-sharing and promoting events, programs, content, and policies that create a culture where locally produced and healthy food is in demand and valued. Next meeting: August 16th 1:00pm – 2:00 pm Downtown YMCA 2nd floor conference room. For more information, contact Becky Tuttle.
- Access to healthy foods: identifying policies and programs working to increase access to healthy foods where people live, learn, earn, play, and pray. Next meeting is August 16th 3:00pm – 4:00 pm Downtown YMCA 2nd floor conference room. For more information, contact Shelley Rich.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding local food policies.
- Food Safety for Kansas Farmers Market Vendors: Regulations and Best Practices
- Farmers’ Market Resources
Committee Stakeholder Resources
- Greater Wichita YMCA Nutrition programs
- K-State Research and Education Sedgwick County
- ICT Food Circle
- Health ICT
- Kansas Grown Farmers Market
- Old Town Farmers Market
- Ories Farm Fresh
- Wichita Area Sustainability Initiative
- American Heart Association
- Kansas Food Bank
- Farm Shop LLC
For more information, contact Tammi Krier, firstname.lastname@example.org