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Stories from the Field: The Role of Local and State Food Policy Councils in Federal Policy Making and Implementation (2015)

Local and state food policy councils (FPCs) have the potential to benefit from, and even influence, food system policies and regulations at the federal level. This report highlights the ways in which local and state FPCs can increase their understanding of the larger federal policy making process, bring local issues to the attention of Congress and federal agencies, increase the flow of federal resources to local communities, and educate and mobilize local communities about how federal policies and regulations affect them.