Thank you for taking the time to fill out this brief interest form!  The University of South Carolina (USC) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) team is looking for individuals interested in forming Food Policy Councils to increase access to healthy eating within their communities. Once the interest forms have been reviewed, Zach Herrnstadt, SNAP-Ed Food Policy Coordinator, will be in contact to set-up a time to meet (in person or remotely) to determine community readiness to form a Food Policy Council. If selected, your community will receive ongoing training and technical assistance on how to start and sustain a FPC rooted in equity and inclusion, guidance on conducting a Community Food Assessment, as well as help identifying strategic areas of focus and forming policy recommendations.
SNAP-Ed is a program created to support the role of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as foods stamps) in improving nutrition and preventing or reducing diet-related chronic disease and obesity among low-income populations. This project is funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

If you have any questions or need further information before completing this form, please contact Zach Herrnstadt via email at herrnstz@mailbox.sc.edu.