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.
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SC Food Policy Council
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Farm to School
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