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Openings on Pasco’s Food Policy Advisory Council

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on June 7, 2018

Farmers’ market and non-profit representatives needed

Are you a farmers’ market advocate or non-profit representative living in Pasco County ready to make a healthy difference in your community?  The Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC) is seeking new volunteer applicants for its ten-member committee.

FPAC advises the Pasco Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on food policies in an effort to promote an equitable, resilient, local food system in Pasco County.  Applicants must be a farmers’ market or non-profit representative.

Qualified applicants interested in serving on the FPAC are encouraged to submit an application online or by mail here: Application for Advisory Board.

Applications are being accepted until positions are filled.

FPAC works to improve access to culturally-appropriate, nutritionally-sound and affordable food produced in the County.  The Council provides comprehensive, community food policy input that can dramatically reduce instances of chronic disease and obesity, preserve and promote agricultural initiatives, and assist with new business development in the food system sector.

The BCC appoints FPAC members who represent a diverse knowledge base and expertise from various industries.  Members serve two-year terms, and meet, at minimum, on a quarterly basis at various locations throughout the County.

For more information on the Food Policy Advisory Council, please visit: http://bit.ly/FPACinfo.

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