Public interest in food systems and national prevention strategies focusing on cross-sectoral, community and systems level approaches paved the way for growing numbers of food policy councils. These councils function as organizations to discuss food-related problems, foster coordination across sectors, and influence food policies. Extension professionals can serve as "change agents," bring a wealth of experience and knowledge, form cross-sectoral collaborations, take leadership roles, and build community capacity through food policy councils. Based on expert interviews and our experiences in establishing a council, we present practice recommendations to serve as a concise how to guide for Extension professionals.
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Fitzgerald, N., & Morgan, K. (2014). A Food Policy Council Guide for Extension Professionals. The Journal of Extension, 52(2), Article 23. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss2/23