Food Policy Council

Created to combat obesity, the Louisville’s Food Policy Advisory Council will hold its second meeting Tuesday where it will it discuss a proposal by Yum Brands to authorize certain food stamp recipients to use their vouchers at fast food restaurants.

Local food advocates have criticized the Louisville-based company for lobbying state government to allow the disabled, elderly and homeless to use their vouchers at their restaurant,

The 25-member panel was appointed by Mayor Greg Fischer to propose innovative solutions to create a vibrant food system, but has yet to release a statement in regards to the plan though many members have begun to raise their concerns.

Policy member James Neumann, who co-owns ValuMarket, says Yum’s idea would go against local efforts to bring healthier foods to impoverished neighborhoods known as food deserts. [click to continue…]

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