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Summer Internship Opportunities at the PRCHN

This summer the PRCHN is excited to announce two tracks available for interns! First, we have a wide range of opportunities available to undergrads and grad students looking for internships to gain experience in public health research areas such as: field data collection, survey administration, interviewing techniques and public health database development.

FPC & OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County Are Hiring!

With Morgan's recent departure we are looking for a new staff person for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition.  This person will serve as the Cuyahoga County Extension Educator in Community Development.  All details about the position and how to apply can be found below and in this position summary.  Note: You must apply online through OSU at http://jobsatosu.com.... Read more »

Produce Perks 2015 Application Now Available

The Produce Perks 2015 Application is now available! If you would like to participate in the program this season, please complete the application and submit it by Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:30pm.  The application can be found here: http://cccfoodpolicy.org/document/produce-perks-2015-application-fillable-form

 

Applications can be sent via email, US Mail, fax, or delivered in person to:

OSU Extension-Cuyahoga County... Read more »

Food Security Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program

Last month, FPC decided to apply for a new funding opportunity with our national partner, Wholesome Wave, and numerous state partners in Ohio: the FINI (Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive) grant, offered by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Growhio Moving Forward With Local Food Aggregator Pilot Program

Anyone who is familiar with the local food movement in northeast Ohio has probably heard mention of a group called Growhio at least a few times. For those unfamiliar with Growhio, the organization developed out of the City of Cleveland’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 summit in 2009 with the goal of serving as a meta-brand for local food in northeast Ohio and uniting isolated partners within the local food movement.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

FPC Releases Community Food Guide

The newly released FPC Community Food Guide provides local residents and families with a comprehensive overview of healthy and local food in Cuyahoga County, including useful tips for buying and eating healthy and local food on a budget, fun activities for families and communities that will excite kids to try new fruits and vegetables, and a guide to buying seasonal Ohio fruits and vegetables.... Read more »

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

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

Ohio First Lady, Ohio Department of Agriculture Accepting Nominations for 2014 Ohio Agriculture Women of the Year Awards

Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich and Ohio Agriculture Director David T. Daniels announced they are accepting nominations for the 2014 Ohio Agriculture Women of the Year Awards.  The award program is administered through the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Office of the First Lady.  “Strong women have helped make the food and agriculture industry what it is today,” said Mrs. Kasich. “I am honored to be part of this program that highlights the achievements of several noteworthy, amazing Ohio women.” Nominations must be submitted by Sept.... Read more »