Healthy Cleveland Update

The Healthy Cleveland initiative has received some additional support over the past few months with the addition of a new leadership team at the Cleveland Department of Public Health including Director Toinette Parrilla, Commissioner Myron Bennett, and Healthy Cleveland Program Manager Rachael Sommer, formerly Executive Assistant to Councilman Joe... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Potential Changes to Livestock Zoning Laws in Two NEO Communities

Major changes could be coming to one Cleveland neighborhood seeking to enhance community self-sufficiency by changing livestock zoning laws. Last week, Lakewood City Council’s Housing Committee resolved three issues regarding legislation that would create a pilot program to allow residents to raise hens in their backyards.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment
Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Finance Fund Study Highlights Need For Healthy Food Financing In Ohio

A recent study from Finance Fund highlights the need for a statewide financing program in Ohio that would encourage the development of healthy food retail in the communities that need it most.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

National Food Policy Updates

Since the beginning of the new year, the farm bill, AKA the Agriculture Act of 2014, has officially been signed into law. After over a year of delays, the act will finally institute updates to food related policy affecting agriculture, conservation programs, and food assistance programs.... Read more »

School Wellness Policies Proposed by First Lady & USDA around marketing to children

Back when the USDA Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was enacted in 2010, school districts were mandated to create local wellness policies to address nutrition education and physical activity standards. Just recently, the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama announced that these policies being developed by districts across the country should also focus on health messaging and the removal of junk food marketing in classrooms and cafeterias at schools - targeted of course to children.... Read more »

Public Comment Closes on the Food Safety and Modernization Act

On Friday, November 22, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) closed public comments on a portion of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) known as the produce and preventive-control rules. These rules aim to reduce the risks of food borne illnesses in produce, and serve as the first regulations on raw unprocessed produce, as well as the first update of any kind to food safety regulations in 70 years. The FSMA was signed into law in January of 2011, and the produce and preventative-control rules are likely to take effect in 2015.... Read more »

Mother Jones article on FSMA - 4 foods that could disappear

At the beginning of this month, Mother Jones published an article on four foods that could be difficult (if not impossible) to easily buy and consume if the new proposed food safety rules of the Federal Food Safety and Modernization Act pass.... Read more »

Healthy Cleveland Nutrition Guidelines

In order to help the City of Cleveland and partner agency organizations serve the healthies possible choices to Cleveland residents, the Cleveland Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition has partnered with the City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Foodbank, and other amazing organizations to create healthy nutrition guidelines for foods purchased and served. These Nutrition Guidelines will serve as a part of the City of Cleveland's, Healthy Cleveland Initiative, and are based off of the USDA's 2010 Dietary Guidelines.... 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

State Food Policy Summit

May 27, 2014 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210

The State Food Policy Summit held by the John Glenn School of Public Affairs is the single annual event for food policy interests to join together across the state. The Summit is intended to inspire action by fostering awareness of food policy activities and possibilities at the state level.  

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