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Hunger Prevention

Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the FPC Explore School Gardening and Local Procurement for the Farm to School Initiative

Members of diverse community organizations met earlier this month on a sunny August morning to discuss the expansion of school gardening at Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) schools.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

FPC Partners with City of Cleveland and Cleveland Foodbank to Create Healthy Food Guidelines!

Ohio State University Extension and The Food Policy Coalition are working in partnership with the Cleveland Foodbank, the Cleveland Clinic, Children’s Hunger Alliance, and the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland to create a set of healthy food purchasing and serving guidelines.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

2013 Produce Perks EBT Incentive Application

The FPC is currently accpeting applications for farmers' markets and farm stands in Cuayhgoa County to participate in the 2013 Produce Perks EBT Incentive. The program will kick off in May 2013 and run until April 2014 (or while funds last). Applications are due (preferably submitted by email) by Monday, March 25th.

Please contact FPC with any questions regarding the program, the application process, and deadline.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods Seminar: Healthy Food for Low-Income Populations featuring Darcy Freedman, PhD

February 13, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:10pm
Location: 
Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
11000 Cedar Avenue BioEnterprise Building, Ground Floor Conference Room
Cleveland , OH 44106

No registration necessary!

FPC Quarterly Forum: NEWtrition in Our Schools presentation

NEWtrition in Our Schools forum opening presentation by Teleange Thomas, Program Officer of Health, The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Defining and Analyzing a Food Desert by CSU Student Monique Russell

Cleveland State University student, Monique Russell, and Dr. Brian Mikelbank of CSU's Levin College of Urban Affairs recently completed a revised anaylsis of food access in Cuyahoga County that includes food pantries, urban gardens, and farmers markets and a measure of access using network analysis instead of straight line distance.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

Health & Nutrition Working Group Meeting

July 12, 2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Gypsy Bean Cafe
6425 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102

The next meeting of the Health and Nutrition Working Group will be June 5th from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  The 2012 initiatives for this working group include farm to school, expanding food assistance use at local farmers markets, and healthy vending machine policies, To learn more about this working group or to get more details about our next meeting, contact Working Group Leader, Annie Stahlheber at astahlheber [at] ccbh [dot] net or 216.201.2001 ext. 1544

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

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

Policy Brief - EBT, WIC, and Senior Coupons: Underutilized at Local Farmer’s Markets

Ohio State University-Extension policy brief prepared by Stephanie Lung in early 2010 on the current use of EBT, WIC, and senior coupons at farmers markets in Cuyahoga County.  Includes identification of barriers to use as well as recommendations for increasing use.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition