Presentation on theme: "Www.goodfoodla.org. MISSION The Los Angeles Food Policy Council is a collaborative network, working to make Southern California a Good Food region for."— Presentation transcript:
MISSION The Los Angeles Food Policy Council is a collaborative network, working to make Southern California a Good Food region for everyone. 2
Healthy Affordable Fair Sustainable WHAT IS GOOD FOOD? 3
GOOD FOOD FOR ALL GOALS Thriving Good Food economy for all participants in the value chain Strengthened agricultural & environmental stewardship Better health & well being for residents 4
September 2009: Food Policy Task Force established July 2010: Food Policy Task Force releases: “Good Food For All Agenda” Los Angeles Food Policy Council created January/February 2011: LAFPC convenes Working Groups begin meetings July 2011: LAFPC Chair, Paula Daniels, is appointed as Mayor Villaraigosa’s Senior Advisor on Food Policy 2012 and beyond: LAFPC consists of 8 Working Groups, with over 200 members LAFPC TIMELINE 5
1. Promote a Good Food Economy 2. Build a Good Food Market 3. Eliminate Hunger in LA 4. Ensure Equal Access to Good Food in All Neighborhoods 5. Grow Good Food In Our Neighborhoods 6. Inspire and Mobilize Good Food Champions THE GOOD FOOD FOR ALL AGENDA Food Policy Framework for Region 6 Priority Action Areas 55 Recommendations 21 Priority Action Steps Recommendation for LAFPC 6
September 2009: Food Policy Task Force established July 2010: Food Policy Task Force releases: “Good Food For All Agenda” Los Angeles Food Policy Council created January/February 2011: LAFPC convenes Working Groups begin meetings July 2011: LAFPC Chair, Paula Daniels, is appointed as Mayor Villaraigosa’s Senior Advisor on Food Policy 2012 and beyond: LAFPC consists of 8 Working Groups, with over 200 members LAFPC TIMELINE 7
WHY A FOOD POLICY COUNCIL? Purpose: Bring together leaders from across sectors, geographies, and socio- economic communities. Build new connections and relationships, strengthen existing ones. Facilitate and coordinate food system change. 8
WHY A FOOD POLICY COUNCIL? Facilitate, not duplicate: LAFPC does not duplicate work already being done by other organizations. We add value to work already underway, and help coordinate regional efforts. We also help to jump start any work that still needs to be done. Credit: Gary Leonard 9
HOW WE WORK — THE 3 C’s 10
LAFPC STRUCTURE Participants: 600 diverse stakeholders 200+ organizations 40 council members 7 working groups LAFPC is an initiative of Mayor Villaraigosa’s Office, but is not a formal City body. 11
LAFPC WORKING GROUPS 12
EXAMPLES OF OUR WORK Healthy Food Neighborhoods and Good Food Purchasing Pledge 13
14 Community Market Conversions: In 2012, LAFPC adopted the Community Market Conversion program, originally initiated by the former CRA/LA. LAFPC has partnered with Community Financial Resource Center to secure funding from the Calif. FreshWorks Fund for more store upgrade projects for Healthy Food Neighborhoods Program
15 Healthy Neighborhood Market Trainings: LAFPC Healthy Food Retail Working Group launched business & leadership development training for small neighborhood markets interested in offering healthier food. Workshops by diverse industry experts focused on technical, marketing and produce management skills. Some trainings are multi-lingual. 1 training held in 2012, 3 trainings scheduled for st 2013 training on Tuesday, May 19 th Healthy Food Neighborhoods Program
Partners in Development 1.Compassion Over Killing 2.Coosemans Shipping Los Angeles 3.Field Fresh 4.Food Chain Workers Alliance 5.Kaiser Permanente 6.LA County Department of Public Health 7.Natural Resources Defense Council 8.Office of Sustainability, City of Santa Monica 9.Pret a Manger 10.San Diego Unified School District
Good Food Purchasing Policy Overview 18 Goal: To leverage the purchasing power of major institutions in order to increase market demand for Good Food and to shift production practices. Good Food Purchasing Guidelines — Requires institutions to meet standards for five core values: (1) Local economies, (2) Environmental sustainability, (3) Valued workforce, (4) Animal welfare, and (5) Nutrition; and establish supply chain transparency. Institutions awarded 1 – 5 stars based on level of achievement. Similar to LEED green building program.
JurisdictionFood Procurement Policy U.S. General Services Administration The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and GSA developed specific food, nutrition, and sustainability guidelines, which apply to all food service concession operations and vending machines managed by HHS and GSA. New York City 1) Mayor Bloomberg issued an executive order establishing nutritional standards for food (2008) and beverage (2009) sales at all city-owned agencies, including for vending machines at these facilities. These standards were updated in 2011 to include sustainability recommendations. 2) Issued guidelines encouraging City agencies to procure food grown in NY state and to work with vendors to track current purchasing of NYS food where information available. San Francisco An executive directive mandates that all departments will purchase local and sustainable foods for meetings to the maximum extent possible and that city lease agreements with food vendors shall give preference to, or require the sale of healthy and sustainable food. Philadelphia Modified vending requirements for city departments to include nutritional and energy efficiency standards. Los Angeles County Developing standards which promote healthy, nutritious food procurement for county facilities. Los Angeles Unified School District 1) Implemented school meal nutrition recommendations from the October 2009 Institute Medicine report, School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children. 2) Set and exceeded 50% local sourcing goal for produce. Louisville School District Set and exceeded a goal of 12 percent local food procurement by School districts in Boston, Philadelphia and Portland also have local food procurement policies. Illinois Set a goal of sourcing 20 percent of food purchased by state agencies and state-owned facilities locally by Kaiser Permanente Set a goal of sourcing 15 percent sustainable food by 2012 (achieved in 2010), and maintains minimum annual levels of sustainable food procurement. Current goal is to achieve 20 percent sustainable food spend by the end of University of California Aims to achieve a goal of 20 percent sustainable food sourcing by Procurement Policies in Other Jurisdictions Most policies address either local purchasing or nutrition standards.
LAFPC Good Food Values for Purchasers
Supporters American Diabetes Association American Heart Association California Food Policy Advocates California Produce Wholesalers Center for Food Safety Change to Win Coosemans Shipping of LA Environmental Working Group Food Chain Workers Alliance Food Commons Fresco Community Market Fresh Point Southern California Gold Star Produce UNITE HERE Local 11 LA Specialty Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy LA County Department of Public Health McGrath Family Farms Natural Resources Defense Council Organic Consumers Association Restaurant Opportunities Center – Los Angeles Roots of Change Swanton Berry Farm Urban & Environmental Policy Institute Warehouse Workers United West Central Produce
Good Food Purchasing Program 22 GF Purchasing Policy victories: City of L.A. adopted the policy through a Mayoral Executive Directive and a City Council motion on National Food Day - October 24, November 13, 2012: LAUSD, the largest purchaser of food in the City of LA, adopted the GF Purchasing Policy. Program Goal: To have 5 major institutions signed on to the GF Pledge by end of 2013.
LAFPC Events 23 Good Food Day LA – A Day of Service, March 31, 2012 National Food Day, October 24, 2012 Farm Bill Panel, October 11, 2012 Farmers’ Market Managers Meetings – In partnership with LA County DPH, co-hosted three farmers’ market manager meetings to promote EBT use.
Getting Involved How to get involved: Join our Network! Attend the bi- monthly LAFPC Network meetings, the third Thursday of every other month. Plenary sessions will include guest speakers, spotlights on innovations and new research, and updates from Working Groups. 24
Getting Involved Other ways to get involved: Follow us on Facebook & Twitter to help spread the word. Check out our website (www.goodfoodla.org) for news and upcoming eventswww.goodfoodla.org Sign the Los Angeles “Good Food Pledge” 25
Connect with us! goodfoodla.org Facebook: Los Angeles Food Policy Council 26