Sioux Falls Food Council
According to the Public Health Institute:
- Half of all children in the U.S. are overweight or obese
- 2/3 of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese
- 1 in 5 families with children in the U.S. face hunger/food insecurity
- Only 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. eat the recommended daily amount of both fruits and vegetables
To address issues related to food in our community, Live Well Sioux Falls and SDSU Extension have joined together to form the Sioux Falls Food Council.
Around our country, other communities have taken similar steps. These groups are valuable for exploring many topics, including:
- The ability to provide everyone in America with access to healthy goods. This has an impact on preventing chronic disease, improving community health through economic development and neighborhood revitalization, and protecting our environment and natural resources.
- Examining the larger food system of agricultural production, processing, transportation, marketing and retail sales.
- The systemic challenges that create barriers to access, particularly for low-income people and people of color.
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Resources from the November 2014 Live Well Eat Well event: Healthy Food Systems = Healthy Communities
- Sharon Thornberry Presentation
- Sample Food System Action Plan from Rogue Valley
- Newsletter from Montana related to Farm-to-School and other school-related topics
- Group Brainstorming Summary
Resources from 2015 Food Council Meetings