Duval County Food Policy Council

In 2009, the Food Policy subcommittee of the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCOPC) began work to address food access to improve the overall health of residents in Jacksonville. As a result of the subcommittee’s work, the Duval County Food Policy Council was formed in 2011 to unify these efforts, deepen the Council’s impact and provide a platform to advocate for change in the community. The Council is comprised of three task forces all working toward creating a community that provides equal access to fresh and healthy food for all of its residents.

The Duval County Food Policy Council and its committees meet on the fourth Thursday of the month from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Cecil Williams, Chair

P: (904) 616-5210
E: cecil.williams@mac.com

Food Assessment Task Force

The Food Assessment Task Force works with community organizations to conduct a food assessment to aid in addressing and resolving the food dessert epidemic in Duval County.

Susan Cohn, Chair

P: (904) 396-3052
E: susan@jcci.org

Urban Agriculture Task Force

The Urban Agriculture Task Force works with local farmers, chefs and community partners to determine what gardens are still active and how we can make them more sustainable as well as aid in supporting local farmers and the distribution of their food in and throughout our community.

Kevin Anderson, Chair

Institutional Food and School Nutrition Task Force

The Institutional Food and School Nutrition Task Force works  with community partners, food services organizations, school board and local organizations to make improvements to the food we offer to our youth and adults.

Louisa Alderson, Chair

P: (904) 732-5117
E: Louisa.Alderson@compass-usa.com

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