Urban Food Policy Strategies: San Francisco


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Urban Food Policy Strategies: San Francisco

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