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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,
Gather and share information on community food systems.
Siouxland Food Policy Partners
Find a garden and discover the many positive impacts gardening has on both individuals and communities.
Enjoy a meal at a local NEMS-R-assessed restaurant that offers healthy foods and beverages.