Education & Outreach

Promoting an equitable, healthy, and sustainable food system means communicating that system to not only politicians and other key decision-makers but also to consumers, farmers, and other stakeholders. Listed below are some of the ways FPC has engaged these audiences in the past.

Events

  • Quarterly Forums
    • 2013 – City Kitchens
    • 2013 – NEWtrition in our Schools
    • 2012 –  A Food AND Farm Bill: Why the Farm Bill Matters in urban Ohio
    • 2012 – Access for All: Are farmers’ markets a part of the solution in closing the food gap?
    • 2011 – Food Trucks in the city and local policy
    • 2011 – Ohio Food Distribution Study
    • 2010 – Healthy Food Access
    • 2010 – Local Food Infrastructure
    • 2010 – Local Purchasing
  • Northeast Ohio Food Congress in 2008
  • Growing Cleveland at the City Club
  • Community Food SkillShare
  • Farmers’ market workshops
  • Urban Harvest Tour

Presentations

  • 2009 – Food Policy Council meeting, Community Food Security Coalition conference
  • 2009 – Vacant Land Inventory for Urban Agriculture, Urban Land Ecology Conference
  • 2010 – Food Policy: From Theory to Practice, Health & Human Services committee of Cleveland City Council
  • 2010 – Understanding Food Deserts and the Factors Affecting Healthy Food Access
  • 2011 – Sustainability Plans and Food Systems, Growing Power Conference
  • 2011 – Retail Food Gaps and Opportunity in Cuyahoga County
  • 2012 – Proposing a Produce Prescription Pilot in Cuayhoga County, Cuyahoga Child and Family Health Services meeting
  • 2013 – Demonstrating Impact of Produce Incentive Programs, Wholesome Wave National Partners Convening

Other

  • Local Community Food Guides (2014 pending, 2012, 2010)
  • How to Start a Farmers’ Market in Cuyahoga County
  • Accepting EBT at your Farmers’ Market: A How-To Guide
  • A Food and Farm Bill: A guide to Farm Bill programs at work in NEO
  • Policy Summaries
    • Ohio Senate Bill 210 “Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Act”
    • United States Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill “Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act”
  • Policy Briefs
    • Urban Land Use
    • Composting and Waste Recovery
    • Rural-Urban Interface
    • Local/Institutional Purchasing
    • Health and Nutrition
    • Community Food Assessments
    • EBT, WIC & Senior Coupons: Underutilized at Local Farmers’ Markets