Join us for a stimulating conversation about winnable — yes, we said winnable! — campaigns during these challenging times. We will focus on two complementary policy strategies: 1) the Good Food Purchasing Program that encourages public institutions to support a better food system through their food purchases, and 2) sugar-sweetened beverage taxes that help to address a critical public health crisis and catalyze revenue generation across multiple sectors, supporting public health, economic development, and early childhood education.
We will delve into the strengths and challenges that distinguish advocacy and implementation efforts of supply-side policies (e.g. Good Food Purchasing Program) and demand-side policies (e.g. sugar-sweetened beverage tax). Additionally, speakers will explore how decision-making power shapes strategy and approach. They will share examples of how campaign organizers navigate working with both public and institutional policies – from the top down, to the bottom up, inside out and outside in.
We’ll also explore the complementary nature of public health and food systems approaches in contributing to a just, equitable communities. Participants will gain a better understanding of the value of public policy to advance their missions and reach their goals, and the role philanthropy can play in supporting policy change.