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The Food Policy Council meets monthly - the 1st Monday of every month at Siouxland District Health Department (1014 Nebraska Street SC IA 51105).  If you are interested in attending, please contact Becky Carlson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mission: The Siouxland food policy consists of a diverse group of stakeholders working together to create a secure, accessible, affordable, healthy and sustainable regional food system through advocacy and education.


Areas identified to work on:

1) Expand mobile markets, pantries, health food, trucks/carts

2) Expand farmer's market voucher program (all markets accept snap)

3) Expand nutrition/cooking/food education

4) Develop a food hub – Trader Sioux

5) Establish community gardens - ISU

6) Develop food processing facilities, food incubators and/or community kitchens


Siouxland Food Policy will:

1)Connect economic development, food security efforts, preservation of ag. & and environmental concerns

2)Support the development and expansion of locally produced food

3)Review proposed legislation and regulations that affect food systems

4)Make recommendations to government books

5)Gather synthesize and share information on community food systems


Siouxland Food Policy Partners: 


Up From the Earth

Sioux CityFarmers Market

June E Nylen Cancer Center


Briar Cliff University 

Food Bank of Siouxland

Iowa State Extention and Outreach - Woodbury County

Sioux City Blue Zones Project

Mercy Medical Center

Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom 







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