Calling all educators: The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council wants to help educators who teach agriculture, nutrition, or anything food related to (A) connect with other teachers with similar interests and (B) be able to measure and communicate the value of their engaging approach to teaching. Our first step is understanding what teachers and educators are trying to accomplish through using F2S and school gardens, and how they are already measuring their outcomes.
We are asking for your help! If you (or someone you know) teach ANYTHING about food, nutrition, or agriculture, please fill out our survey.
The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council is a cross sector collaboration of organizations and individuals, community influencers and decision makers, collaborating to drive impact in creating healthy, equitable, sustainable food systems for all in the Greater Cincinnati region.
Our Vision is that it will be easy for all residents in Greater Cincinnati to eat good food.
What is Good Food?
Good Food is food that is:
Good food will not be wasted. Good food will result in healthier people. Producing good food will be economically viable and environmentally sustainable. Everyone in the region will be food secure.
Our Current Work
Farm to School (F2S) Regional Action Plan
Healthy Eating and Healthcare
Consumer access to local foods
2019: Adoption of updated Urban Agriculture zoning ordinance by City of Cincinnati
2019: Adoption of Good Food Purchasing Policy by Cincinnati Public Schools Board
2019: Integrating Healthy Eating and Healthcare Summit - brought together 65 stakeholders from the healthcare sector and food system to learn about current successes happening in the region and identify opportunities for future collaboration.
2019: Food Waste Forum - brought together 125 stakeholders to learn from regional experts about current progress on addressing food waste in the region and to develop strategic priorities for moving forward on the 2017 Roadmap. Our 2019 State of Wasted Food Report captures the key learnings and next steps from the Forum.
2016: Food Waste Forum - brought together 150 stakeholders around the region for facilitated discussions of the ReFED report to develop a roadmap for addressing food waste in the region.
2020: Integrating Healthy Eating and Healthcare Report summarizing state of current healthy food access efforts in the Greater Cincinnati Region and recommending 11 high level priorities for collaboration to fill in existing gaps.
2019: State of Local Food Report which updated the 2012 State of Local Food progress and contained recommendations for current priorities that need addressing in the region.
2019: State of Wasted Food Report which updated the 2016 Food Waste Regional Action Plan and provided recommendations on more effectively address food waste in the region.
Farm to School Regional Action Plan
Food Policy Council Operating Procedures
Application for New Council Members
Food Policy Council Presentation - 11.13.19
Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council Director:
Upcoming Food Events