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Urban Food Policy Strategies: San Francisco

Urban Food Policy Strategies: San Francisco



Presented by Paula Jones

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    Urban Food Policy Strategies: San Francisco Urban Food Policy Strategies: San Francisco Presentation Transcript

    • Food System Policy and Planning in San Francisco
      Paula Jones, Director of Food Systems
      San Francisco Dept. Public Health
      May 20, 2011
      Food Policy National Conference
      Portland, OR
    • Overview
      Priorities for Food System Activities
      Organization structure
      History of Food System Policy and Planning
      Executive Directive on Healthy & Sustainable Food
      Food Policy Council
      Recent and Current Initiatives
    • Priorities for food system activities
      Health equity
      Natural resource conservation
      Economic sustainability
      Systemic perspective, research, analysis, interventions, evaluation and policy
    • Organizational Structure
      San Francisco is a city and county
      Central food system office in Public Health Department (Environmental Health)
      Funding - Staff position
      Fundraise with partners for projects
      Role - evolved over time
      Work with all city/county departments, Board of Supervisors, School District, community based and faith based organizations
    • History of Food System Policy and Planning
      1997 Sustainability Plan – Chapter on Food and Agriculture
      Food system approach
      5 and 10 year goals
      2002 Creation of San Francisco Food Systems
      2005 San Francisco Collaborative Food System Assessment
      2008 SFDPH Institutionalized food policy and planning within the department – Director of Food Systems
      2008 Slow Food Nation
      2009 Executive Directive on Healthy and Sustainable Food
    • Executive Directive on Healthy and Sustainable Food (issued July 2009)
      Food system approach
      Established a framework/principles for future food policy
      Directed all departments to develop a plan for implementing principles
      Specific actions, responsible departments, defined timeline
      Public/private advisory Food Policy Council oversaw implementation of the Directive.
    • Healthy and Sustainable Food for San Francisco
      Project Organization
      Project Management Office
      Paula Jones, Director of Food Systems
      • Project oversight
      • Coordination
      • Communication
      Nutritional Standards
      • Vending
      • Leases
      • Mobile permits
      • Events/meetings
      • Foodpurchased by contractors
      • Ordinances
      • General Plan integration
      • Administrative policy
      Food Business
      • Action plan for food deserts
      • Recognition program
      • Wholesale Produce Mkt.
      Food Policy Council
      • Integration of directive into municipal code, general plan and other policy related areas
      • Monitor progress of implementation
      • Provide guidance and oversight
      Urban Agriculture
      • Land audit
      • Education& support
      Hunger/Food Security
      • HSA foodstamp remote sites
      • Benefits SF
      • School lunch program
      Regional Food
      • Farmer’s Markets
      • Procurement
      • Fish Market project
      • Aquaculture
      Reporting, Evaluation &
    • Food Policy Council?
      San Francisco Food Alliance (2002 – 2005)
      SFUSD Student Nutrition & Physical Activity Committee (2003 – present)
      SF Green Schoolyard Alliance (2003 – present)
      SF Food Security Task Force (2005 – present)
      Southeast Food Access Working group (2006 - present)
      Interagency Food Systems Working Group (2007 – 2009)
      Urban Rural Roundtable (2008 - 2009)
      Tenderloin Hunger Task Force (2008 – present)
      Peak Oil Task Force (2008 - 2009)
      Mayor’s Food Policy Advisory Council (2009 - 2010)
      SF Urban Agriculture Alliance (2010 – present)
    • Current or Recent Initiatives
      Happy Meal Legislation (2010)
      Rewrote code for mobile food vendors (2010)
      Rewrote zoning code for urban agriculture (2011)
      Renegotiating lease for wholesale produce market (2010 – current)
      School meal assessment /strategic planning for improving school food (2010 – current)
      Expanding food stamps for homeless and seniors
      Expanding urban agriculture
      Slow Money conference (fall 2011)
    • Thank you!