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Massachusetts Food Policy Council (FPC)

The Council works to increase farming and sales of Massachusetts grown foods and to support programs to bring healthy foods to everyone in the state. Protecting land and water is important as well as training for farmers and workers in the food system.

The Council works to increase farming and sales of Massachusetts grown foods. It also works to develop and support programs to bring healthy foods to everyone in the state. Protecting land and water is important. Training for farmers and workers in the food system is also important. Meetings are open to the public.

Council seeks nominations for advisory committee members by October 22, 2021.

Board Members

State Agency Members:

John Lebeaux, Commissioner, MDAR
Mike Kennealy, Secretary, Designee: Helena Fruscio, MEOHED
Dr. Monica Bharel, Commissioner,  Designee: Lea Susan Ojamaa, MPH
Martin Suuberg, Commissioner, MDEP, Designee: Danah Tench
Jeff Riley, Commissioner, Designee:  Robert Leshin, MESE
Amy Kershaw, Commissioner, MDTA

Legislative members:

Senator Joanne Comerford
Representative Hannah Kane
Senator Ryan Fattman
Representative Dan Donahue

Industry Members (appointed by the Governor):

Community based nutrition and public health (as a placeholder until the new rep is identified)
Mackenzie May
Food processor and distributor (as a placeholder until the new rep is identified)
Local health department representative (as a placeholder until the new rep is identified)
John Lee, Allandale Farm, Farmer
Amanda Kinchla, M.S., Food Safety Extension Specialist, UMASS Amherst
John Waite, Food processor and handler

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