Cuyahoga County

Sustainable Cleveland 2019: Local Food Celebration Committee Meeting

May 17, 2012 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
To Be Determined

The Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Local Foods Celebration Committee and Local Purchasing Working Group will be meeting on May 17th to discuss the distribution of the Year of Local Food Toolkits for residents, businesses, schools, and organizations, plans for the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit, and how to integrate support for the Year of Local Food into upcoming events including Ingenuity Fest and the PPS International Public Markets Conference.  ... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Healthy Cleveland Resolution: Moving from Ideas to Practice

May 11, 2012 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
Location: 
Cleveland City Council
601 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland City Council Chambers
Cleveland, OH

The Healthy Cleveland Resolution adopted by Cleveland City Council, Mayor Frank Jackson and the four major healthcare institutions last year outlined a broad-based public-private initiative to address health disparities in Cleveland.  The Healthy Cleveland Resolution: Moving from Ideas to Practice Summit will bring together community stakeholders from across the city and county to develop plans for policies and initiatives that will improve the health of Cleveland's residents and their neighborhoods.... Read more »

Double Value Produce Perks

                            

Program Details

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition (FPC) is happy to offer another year of the Produce Perks program in Cuyahoga County!

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Use of Ohio Direction Card (EBT) at Many Farmers Markets Increases with Incentive Program

In the second year of The EBT Incentive Program, developed by Ohio State Extension and the Health and Nutrition Work Group of the FPC with support from several foundations, 17 farmers' markets in Cuyahoga County were able to increase consumption of fresh, local and healthy food for many Ohio Direction Card customers.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Cuyahoga County Assessment: Access to Supermarkets

Cuyahoga County Assessment: Access to Supermarkets is a summary of findings released by the County Planning Commission in December 2011 that shares the methodology and results from a recent food retail assessment in Cuyahoga County.  Using several data sources including local fieldwork and store assessments, the report shares information on low access areas within Cuyahoga County where access to fresh, healthy food needed to maintain a healthy diet may be limited.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

Retail Food Gaps and Opportunities in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, OSU Extension, and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition worked in partnership to develop an updated assessment of the food retail environment in Cuyahoga County.  Building off of the food retail assessment led by County Planning Commission in 2008, this presentation released in December 2011 contains several maps that demonstrate potential relationships between poverty and income, transportation access and car ownership, and food retail locations.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment
Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Scaling-up Connections between Regional Ohio Specialty Crop Producers and Local Markets: Distribution as the Missing Link

Many local food systems advocates focus on increasing the number of farmers selling their products directly to consumers, but this type of direct marketing is only one strategy for increasing the consumption of local foods. Over 90 percent of all food for home consumption is acquired from retail venues (such as grocery stores) (USDA, ERS, 2010), suggesting an important strategy to increase the consumption of Ohio grown foods by Ohioans, is to focus on increasing the flow of these foods through the state’s distribution and retail market systems.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment
Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

Case Study: South Euclid-Lyndhurst Farm to School Program

The South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health released this report, From Farm to School: Changing Eating Habits One Plate at a Time in December 2011.  The report summarizes the Farm to School initiative at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District that began in September 2010 and led to a new partnership with Red Basket Farm in Kinsman, Ohio.  The school district began purchasing a vari... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition
Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing