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Massachusetts Food Policy Council Meeting

January 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

The purpose of the Massachusetts Food Policy Council shall be to develop recommendations to advance the following food system goals for the commonwealth: (A) increased production, sales and consumption of Massachusetts-grown foods; (B) the development and promotion of programs that deliver healthy Massachusetts-grown foods to Massachusetts residents, through programs such as: (i) targeted state subsidies; (ii) increased state purchasing of local products for school and summer meals and other child and adult care programs; (iii) double coupon initiatives; (iv) direct market subsidies to communities with identified needs; (v) increased institutional purchases of Massachusetts-grown foods and other programs to make access to healthy Massachusetts products affordable, and (vi) increased access to healthy Massachusetts-grown foods in communities with disproportionate burdens of obesity and chronic diseases; (C) the protection of the land and water resources required for sustained local food production; and (D) the training, retention and recruitment of farmers and providing for the continued economic viability of local food production, processing and distribution in the commonwealth.

Upcoming Meetings:

January 12, 2018: 9:30 – 12:30 PM, MA Food Policy Council  – Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581, Room 108

Details

Date:
January 12, 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Website:
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-food-policy-council-fpc

Venue

MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
1 Rabbit Hill Rd.
Westbourough, MA 01581 United States
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