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Food Day Staunton 10.24.13

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I gave this presentation to my colleagues on the city council of Staunton, Virginia on Food Day, October 24, 2013. It consisted of recommendations from the citizens' Food Policy Council on how to make local food more widely available to all city residents, regardless of their income.

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Food Day Staunton 10.24.13

  1. 1. STAUNTON FOOD POLICY TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS OCTOBER 24, 2013 Thursday, October 24, 13
  2. 2. Thursday, October 24, 13
  3. 3. FRESH IS BETTER THAN PROCESSED Thursday, October 24, 13
  4. 4. LOCAL IS BETTER THAN TRANSCONTINENTAL Thursday, October 24, 13
  5. 5. WE AGREE MEN & WOMEN BLACK & WHITE BOOMERS, XERS & MILLENNIALS Thursday, October 24, 13
  6. 6. THEY AGREE 4 PUBLIC MEETINGS WEBSITE A DOZEN NEWS STORIES Thursday, October 24, 13
  7. 7. WHY “POLICY”? WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE WHO WILL DO IT HOW IT WILL BE DONE Thursday, October 24, 13
  8. 8. FOOD POLICY IS NOT ABOUT TAKING AWAY YOUR BIG GULP Thursday, October 24, 13
  9. 9. IT’S NOT ABOUT BEING THE FOOD POLICE Thursday, October 24, 13
  10. 10. IT IS ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE COMMON GOALS Thursday, October 24, 13
  11. 11. TWELVE FOOD COUNCILS OR TASK FORCES ACROSS VIRGINIA Thursday, October 24, 13
  12. 12. IN STAUNTON WE WANT EVERYONE TO HAVE REAL ACCESS TO GOOD FOOD Thursday, October 24, 13
  13. 13. GOOD FOOD IS LOCAL, HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE Thursday, October 24, 13
  14. 14. REAL ACCESS SUPPLY AND DEMAND FOUR FACTORS Thursday, October 24, 13
  15. 15. 1. YOU’RE ABLE TO GET IT Thursday, October 24, 13
  16. 16. 2. YOU WANT TO EAT IT Thursday, October 24, 13
  17. 17. 3. YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT Thursday, October 24, 13
  18. 18. 4. YOU THINK IT’S WORTH THE EFFORT Thursday, October 24, 13
  19. 19. BUT IT’S NOT ALL FUN & GAMES Thursday, October 24, 13
  20. 20. ONE IN EIGHT FAMILIES IN STAUNTON STRUGGLES WITH HUNGER Thursday, October 24, 13
  21. 21. NEARLY 1/3 OF ALL WORKING FAMILIES STRUGGLE TO MAKE ENDS MEET Thursday, October 24, 13
  22. 22. TOO MANY HUNGRY PEOPLE ARE SENIORS Thursday, October 24, 13
  23. 23. AND TOO MANY ARE KIDS Thursday, October 24, 13
  24. 24. 1 IN 3 KIDS IS ALSO OVERWEIGHT Thursday, October 24, 13
  25. 25. DIET IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN CHILDHOOD DIABETES Thursday, October 24, 13
  26. 26. UNHEALTHY FOOD COSTS FAMILIES & SOCIETY REAL MONEY Thursday, October 24, 13
  27. 27. UNHEALTHY FOOD IS EVERYWHERE Thursday, October 24, 13
  28. 28. PROCESSED FOOD IS AT GROCERY STORES Thursday, October 24, 13
  29. 29. JUNK FOOD IS AT GAS STATIONS Thursday, October 24, 13
  30. 30. FAST FOOD IS NEAR SCHOOLS Thursday, October 24, 13
  31. 31. FARMERS MARKETS DON’T OFFER DOUBLE COUPONS SHOPPING CARTS, GAS POINTS, SELF-CHECKOUT, ALL-NIGHT HOURS Thursday, October 24, 13
  32. 32. EATING HEALTHY CAN BE A HASSLE Thursday, October 24, 13
  33. 33. “COOKING IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE YOUR FAMILY’S HEALTH AND WELLBEING.” -- MICHAEL POLLAN Thursday, October 24, 13
  34. 34. YET, YOU CAN’T BLAME FAMILIES FOR LETTING CORPORATIONS DO MOST OF THE COOKING Thursday, October 24, 13
  35. 35. IT’S A BATTLE OF DAVID VS. GOLIATH Thursday, October 24, 13
  36. 36. WE WANT TO GIVE GOOD FOOD A FIGHTING CHANCE Thursday, October 24, 13
  37. 37. IT MAY NOT FEED THE HUNGRY TOMORROW Thursday, October 24, 13
  38. 38. IT COULD HELP US ALL FEED OURSELVES FOR DECADES Thursday, October 24, 13
  39. 39. GOOD FOOD WILL HELP OUR KIDS GROW UP HEALTHY Thursday, October 24, 13
  40. 40. GOOD FOOD IS ABOUT PROSPERITY Thursday, October 24, 13
  41. 41. GOOD FOOD IS ABOUT CITY BEAUTY Thursday, October 24, 13
  42. 42. GOOD FOOD IS ABOUT RESILIENCE Thursday, October 24, 13
  43. 43. WE ALREADY HAVE A LOT OF GOOD FOOD EFFORTS Thursday, October 24, 13
  44. 44. WE CAN DO MORE WITH A GOOD FOOD MOVEMENT Thursday, October 24, 13
  45. 45. MANY CITIES ARE LOSING THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE Thursday, October 24, 13
  46. 46. TO WIN, CITIES MUST INNOVATE Thursday, October 24, 13
  47. 47. WE INVENTED THE CITY MANAGER Thursday, October 24, 13
  48. 48. WE SECURED OUR WATER SUPPLY Thursday, October 24, 13
  49. 49. WE ATTRACTED ARTS TOURISTS Thursday, October 24, 13
  50. 50. WE’VE INCUBATED ENTREPRENEURS Thursday, October 24, 13
  51. 51. “SUCCESSFUL CITIES & TOWNS THINK SMALL IN A BIG WAY.” -- CITIES BACK FROM THE EDGE: NEW LIFE FOR DOWNTOWN Thursday, October 24, 13
  52. 52. STAUNTON CAN BECOME THE GOOD FOOD CAPITAL OF THE EAST COAST Thursday, October 24, 13
  53. 53. WE DON’T NEED BIG GOVERNMENT Thursday, October 24, 13
  54. 54. WE JUST NEED LEADERSHIP & VISION Thursday, October 24, 13
  55. 55. “COMMUNITIES THAT EMBRACE THE FUTURE WILL PROSPER. THOSE THAT DO NOT WILL DECLINE.” -- RICHARD FLORIDA Thursday, October 24, 13
  56. 56. FOR CITIES GOOD FOOD IS THE FUTURE Thursday, October 24, 13
  57. 57. MEET THE PRIZED WORKERS OF TOMORROW: MILLENNIALS Thursday, October 24, 13
  58. 58. YOUNG WORKERS WILL SUPPORT OUR GROWING COHORT OF RETIREES Thursday, October 24, 13
  59. 59. WE’LL COMPETE FOR YOUNG WORKERS WITH BIG CITIES Thursday, October 24, 13
  60. 60. FIRST MILLENNIALS FIND A COOL PLACE TO LIVE & THEN THEY FIND A JOB Thursday, October 24, 13
  61. 61. FOR MILLENNIALS, A COOL PLACE HAS COMMUNITY Thursday, October 24, 13
  62. 62. FOR MILLENNIALS FOOD = COMMUNITY Thursday, October 24, 13
  63. 63. GOOD FOOD CAN PAY BIG DIVIDENDS Thursday, October 24, 13
  64. 64. ATTRACT THE YOUNG FIGHT HUNGER PROMOTE PROSPERITY Thursday, October 24, 13
  65. 65. “THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT YOUR FUTURE IS TO CREATE IT.” -- ABRAHAM LINCOLN Thursday, October 24, 13
  66. 66. HERE’S TO STAUNTON’S NEXT 300 YEARS Thursday, October 24, 13
  67. 67. OUR PROPOSALS 1. Convene a Food Policy Council 2. Adopt a Food Charter 3. Allow Business Gardens 4. Encourage Edible Landscaping 5. Allow City Markets to Expand 6. Encourage Rain Barrels 7. Incentivize Community Gardens Thursday, October 24, 13

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