Healthy, Sustainable, Equitable Food Systems Policies in Greater Cincinnati
Healthy Food Resolutions
The town of Williamstown, KY recently passed a resolution promoting healthy food, based in part on a sample resolution from the GCRFPC and at the urging of the Northern Kentucky Public Health Department, which is a member of the GCRFPC. Congrats on your policy win! The Council looks forward to providing expertise and assistance to our members and Williamstown in implementing the resolutions.
Sharing tables policies
Sharing Tables are a place in the cafeteria where students who have been served more food than they can eat can place unopened healthy items for other students to access rather than throwing it away. Any extra food is taken to a nearby food pantry to further spread access to healthy foods. Note there is no formal guidance for Kentucky sharing tables, but they are currently in operation in several schools.
Urban Agriculture Policies
Cincinnati's Zoning Code permits farming within the city limits. The City's Department of Planning and Zoning is also going through a review of where and how urban agriculture is permitted in the city.
On June 1st, 2017 the Cincinnati City Council unanimously adopted an urban agriculture motion directing city departments to assess the availability of land and resources for urban agriculture and to develop systems to make it easier to access and put land into production.
For further information on policies that support urban agriculture, contact the Cincinnati Office of Environment & Sustainability.
Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council Director: