Food Policy Councils: Food Systems Planning Briefing Paper

Publisher: American Planning Association

Author(s): DiLisio, Christina, Hodgson, Kim

Document Type: Briefing Paper

Format: Electronic

Free of cost: Yes


This report provides an overview of food policy councils, charts the functions of planners on food policy councils in a detailed matrix, highlights common ways that planning departments support food policy councils, and offers lessons learned. It draws upon the experience of four food policy councils

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Growing Food Connection Topic: community food connections

Main Food Topics: agriculture, food access, food assistance, food distribution, food policy, food processing, food production, food retail, food security, food system

Sub Food Topics: Affordability, agricultural practices, farmers market, food infrastructure, food policy council, grocery store, low-income, underserved population(s), vulnerable population(s)

Public Policy Topics: Non-binding policies, Plans, Programs, Public investment, Regulations/laws

Geographic Scale: Municipality, Region, Rural, Suburban, Urban

Local government or Regional resource focus:

Does the resource address the food security needs of underserved populations in rural, suburban, or urban settings?