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Food Policy Roundtable

The Food Policy Roundtable Coalition works to improve access to quality nutrition in South Los Angeles through policies that change institutional practices, increase food resources, and promote local investment as strategies for addressing health disparities. The Coalition is comprised of a broad-based, cross section of the community.  In recent years, it has concentrated on urban planning/design and land use management to increase fresh food access in resource-poor communities.  It was the impetus behind the City of Los Angeles’ General Plan Amendment that controls the growth of free standing fast food restaurants.  It has contributed to the Community Plan Update process and the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles.  The Coalition meets each third Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

Membership
Members are drawn from a network of key supporters and include the Los Angeles County Department of Health, Network for a Healthy California; CWA WIC; Los Angeles Urban League and representatives of the faith community.

Meetings
Meetings take place on the third Thursday of every month from 10 am to Noon at Community Health Councils.

Contact
For more information about the Food Policy Roundtable, please contact CHC Policy Director Gwendolyn Flynn.