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Food Movement Glossary

Food Policy Councils (FPC)


Officially sanctioned bodies comprised of stakeholders from different elements of a state or local food system. Food policy councils allow collaboration between citizens and government officials to examine the operation of a local food system and provide ideas or recommendations for how it can be improved. They are considered a key aspect of community food security. Visit to learn more.

Example of Food Policy Councils (FPC):

The FPC helps the local food producers to connect with other areas in the community such as businesses and government .
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