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1 Local Food Planning Jackie Forbes, MS Health Planner

2 Today’s Presentation Existing Local Food Policies/Plans Kane County Study – Local Food Findings Next Steps

3 How are Local Foods Supported? Regional Level – Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) – Go To 2040 Plan County Level – Kane County 2040 Plan – 2012-2016 Community Health Improvement Plan – Fit Kids 2020 Plan Implementation- Fit Kids 2020 Plan – Expand community gardens – Bring Link to farmers’ markets – Expand capacity to store fresh fruits and vegetables at food pantries – Help 28 Kane County schools achieve HUSSC – Healthy vending

4 Local Food-Kane County Farmland Protection Ordinance - 2001 – Created Kane County Farmland Protection Commission – Gave Kane County Board authority to buy or accept donated development rights from land owners on a voluntary basis – Owners extinguish those rights to keep farmland under an agricultural conservation easement in perpetuity – Funding from riverboat grants, federal Farm and Ranchlands protection funding

5 Local Food – Kane County To date, over 5,500 acres of prime farmland have been permanently protected 30 family owned or operated farms have participated in the program Most farms produce corn and/or soybeans for the global market

6 Local Food – Kane County The Health Impact Assessment (HIA) examines the health outcomes if the ordinance is amended to promote participating farms of all sizes and locations within the county to grow fruits, vegetables, dairy and meats for local consumption, particularly reaching the county’s most vulnerable populations.


8 Survey Results from HIA Several surveys have been completed and are in progress – Prioritization Survey – Kane County Farm Bureau Annual Leadership Picnic – Producer Survey Selected results Data used for amendment, available to the public






14 Next Steps Implementation 2040 Plan, Community Health Improvement Plan Continue implementation of Fit Kids 2020 Plan Results of HIA shared with community Continue looking at policies that support local food production

15 Contact Information Jackie Forbes 630-208-5155

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