Food Policy Council

Our Mission

The Siouxland food policy consists of a diverse group of stakeholders working together to create a secure, accessible, affordable, healthy and sustainable regional food system through advocacy and education.

The Food Policy Council meets monthly on the 1st Monday of every month at Siouxland District Health Department office. If you are interested in attending, please contact Becky Carlson at jrcarlson@siouxlanddistricthealth.org.

Meeting Location

Siouxland District Health Department
1014 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA 51105
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Identified Areas of Improvement

Expand mobile markets, pantries, health food, trucks/carts

Expand farmer’s market voucher program (All markets accept SNAP)

Expand nutrition/cooking/food education

Develop a food hub (Trader Sioux)

Establish community gardens (ISU)

Develop food processing facilities, food incubators and/or community kitchens

Food Policy Council Goals

Connect economic development, food security efforts, preservation of agricultural and environmental concerns

Support the development and expansion of locally produced food

Review proposed legislation and regulations that affect food systems

Make recommendations to government books

Gather synthesize and share information on community food systems

Siouxland Food Policy Partners

Community Gardens

Find a garden and discover the many positive impacts gardening has on both individuals and communities.

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Healthy Restaurants

Enjoy a meal at a local NEMS-R-assessed restaurant that offers healthy foods and beverages.

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Get in Touch

Contact the team at Healthy Siouxland with any questions or to get involved today!

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