Initiatives

In response to specific areas of need in the city, the Food Policy Council of San Antonio has created a variety of work groups.

Work Groups

Each Work Group brings experts and passionate people together in a forum to establish policy, generate new ideas, develop solutions, build partnerships and have a voice in the community for these important issues revolving around food.

Big Soda

Goal

Reduce the consumption of sugary-sweetened beverages in the community through policy, education and environmental changes.

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Data Collection

Goals

This workgroup’s goals are:

  • To identify best practices in food insecurity and food system mapping
  • To coordinate similar work being done by organizations and community members in San Antonio
  • To create policy recommendations, engage our policy makers, and advocate for a food system study
  • To mobilize our general membership and community members to advocate for a food system study

 

 

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Farm to School

Goals

Increase the procurement, use and consumption of fresh, local foods in schools.

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Healthy Corner Stores

Goal

The Healthy Corner Stores Work Group works on municipal policies and community programs to increase the amount of healthy foods carried and purchased at corner stores, particularly in neighborhoods designated food deserts.

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Urban Agriculture

Goal

The Urban Ag Workgroup pushes the growth of agriculture within the city through policy change, education programs, and collaboration coordination.

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