SC Food Policy Council

SC Food Policy Council Update
Friday, June 14, 2013
Phillips Market Center

SC Farm to School Program Economic Impact Evaluation: Findings and Recommendations
- Khoa Truong, MA, MPhil, PhD; Joel Williams, MPH, PhD; Sarah Griffin, MPH, PhD; and Betsy Cashen, MPH

SC Farm to School Program
- Holly Harring, PhD, MSPH, Statewide Coordinator

SC Farm to School Program - Building Sustainability through School Food Service
- Sydney Daigle, SC Department of Education, Office of Health and Nutrition

Midlands Local Food Collaborative

- Ryan Nevius, Executive Director Sustainable Midlands

Right Choice Fresh Start Farmers Market
- Mark Nettles, 1890 Extension

Growing Food & Opportunities in SC:

Economic & Community Development through Healthy Food Access
Workshop Report (download pdf)

Food deserts are communities where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain. Food deserts can be located in the middle of urban areas or in small rural towns, and everywhere in between.The Growing Food & Opportunities in SC: Economic & Community Development through Healthy Access workshop identified food deserts in SC, highlighted current initiatives and organizations that are addressing this problem, and presented financial resources available for healthy food retail options in SC. The workshop explored challenges and opportunities leading to the decrease in food deserts across South Carolina, including key economic, environmental, food distribution and health aspects that are critical to ensuring healthy food access to all people in SC.

SC Farm-to-School ... and Beyond Workshop

Final Workshop Report (download)

The SC Farm-to-School Workshop was held on April 28, 2011 at the Phillips Market Center, SC State Farmers Market in Columbia. The discussion focused on the current Farm-to-School projects in South Carolina and the future of a statewide Farm-to-School program. The goal of the workshop was to explore opportunities to expand and improve Farm-to-School Programs throughout the state and even beyond schools to other similar institutions such as hospitals, universities, employers, etc. While the majority of the day was dedicated to presentations, participants had the opportunity to participate in focus groups to brainstorm ideas in order to work actively towards a Farm-to-School future that directly enhances the lives of South Carolinians.


History and Mission
of the
SC Food Policy Council

SC Food Policy Council Board Members


 Meeting Minutes/Notes


Farm to School

SC Local Food Systems Report

Want to Join the
SC Food Policy Council?

Anyone interested in joining the SC Food Policy Council
and/or being placed on the email list to receive more information about upcoming workshops can contact
Beth Crocker