If you are a member of a local food policy council, or a food policy advocates, FLPC seeks your input as we update our 2012 publication Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Local Food Policy to Work for Our Communities. The Good Laws, Good Food toolkit assists local food policy councils and other advocates with understanding the basic legal concepts surrounding the food system, identifying main areas of local food policy change, and providing examples and innovations from other cities to inspire and assist advocates in improving their food system.
In updating the local toolkit, we are looking for examples of exciting new ideas and innovations in local food policy. We seek examples of local policies that have helped improve the food system, especially in the areas of:
- Food system infrastructure
- Land use regulation
- Urban agriculture
- Consumer access to healthy food (including legislated financing schemes)
- School food and nutrition education
- Food safety
- Food waste and recovery.
Please let us know what innovative policy solutions have caught your attention; have improved the food system in your city or state; and/or have inspired change in how food is produced, processed, distributed, consumed, and recycled.
We also welcome any other suggestions for updates to the toolkits via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLPC provides legal and policy guidance to nonprofits and government agencies seeking to increase access to healthy foods, prevent diet-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and reduce barriers to market entry for small-scale and sustainable food producers, while educating law students about ways to use law and policy to impact the food system. With funding from the Town Creek Foundation, we are partnering with the Food Policy Networks program of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future to update, publish and promote the toolkit.