Posted: April 25, 2018

Productive Food Policy Session at 2018 Summit!

By Jessica Jane Spayde

The 2018 Hunger and Health Summit featured a WLFN track of sessions, which included a productive and educational session lead by food policy experts from Madison and Dane County, Wisconsin: George Reistad and Nick Heckman.

NickHeckman and George Reistad Pictures
Nick Heckman, the Food Security Policy Analyst for Madison and Dane County Health Department, Wisconsin.  George Reistad, the Food Policy Director for the City of Madison, Wisconsin

Session Report-Back

In this session George and Nick called on the session participants to share their food policy experience and current focus, and we came up with a list of local and statewide organizations in Wisconsin who are important players in the Wisconsin food policy conversation.


picture of spreadsheet View the Notes from the Food Policy Session

Who Attended this Session?

We had participants at this session from around the state, projected on the map below.

Map_Distribution of Policy Session Attendees

Get Involved!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this session! Going forward, here are some things you can do to get involved!

    1. Review notes and presentations from the Summit.
    2. Sign up for the WLFN listserv to stay up to date on food systems work in Wisconsin.
    3. Most Importantly: Participate in our upcoming stakeholder meeting at the end of May. The date will be announced on the WLFN listserv shortly!