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Prince George’s County Becomes the First in the Nation to Pass Comprehensive Healthy Kids’ Meal Legislation

On Tuesday, November 17th, Prince George’s County Council unanimously approved new legislation that will make healthier drinks the default beverage options and limit calories, sugar, salt, and fat for all kids’ meals served in Prince George’s County restaurants. Sponsored by Councilmember Sydney J. Harrison, The Prince George’s County Healthy Kids’ Meals Bill (CB-071) now awaits a signature from County […]

FEC Advocacy on Healthy Kids’ Meals Bill Featured in Local Media

The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council was featured in The Washington Times and on Prince George’s County TV for advocacy around the recently introduced Prince George’s County Healthy Kids’ Meals Bill (CB-071). For more information on our efforts to increase healthy options on kids’ meals, read our recent Action Alert. 

A note on tragedy and our collective fight against systemic racism:

This is a challenging time for advocates of racial justice and democracy. We’ve seen racism once again violently displayed through police brutality. We’ve all been reminded of the many lives that have ended without the outrage they deserved; those deaths that weren’t filmed and are mourned quietly by friends, families, and communities. We have also […]

Join Our Team | Summer Food Policy Internship Opportunity (CLOSED)

ABOUT THE PRINCE GEORGE’S FOOD EQUITY COUNCIL: The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council (FEC) is a local food policy council, housed within the Institute for Public Health Innovation, that works to help local residents grow, sell, and choose healthy food. We are a group of hometown leaders and changemakers committed to bringing better food […]

Our Response to COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19 Since the COVID-19 crisis began in March, the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council (FEC) has been one of the leading organizations for the County’s COVID-19 food assistance response. Our work focuses on coordinating the diverse partners and County agencies working to address the food assistance response and support residents. During […]

FEC Advocacy on Urban Farms Featured in Hyattsville Wire

The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council and New Brooklyn Farms were featured in the Hyattsville Wire’s November 21st article, “Mount Rainier Urban Farm Helps Pass New Rules.” Check out the article and our press release to learn more about our ongoing work to expand urban farming in Prince George’s County.

2018 Candidates: How do you plan to improve our County’s food system?

In advance of the upcoming primaries, Prince George’s County Food Equity Council members invited all candidates for County Council, County Executive, and State Delegate to respond to five questions related to the local food system. Candidates received their invitations on May 29th, 2018. The questions are listed in full below and we will update this posting […]

Register Now: A CANDIDate Conversation: Food, Farms, and the Future of Prince George’s

Join the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council and partners during the afternoon of Friday, October 20th, during the annual Bowie State University Food Day Symposium, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living: Using Food to Fight Diabetes, as we discuss the importance of farms and food for our health, and how our County Council candidates plan to […]

Action Alert: Tell Prince George’s County to fund important food and farm programs!

Tell your County Council members to fund important food and farm programs during the upcoming FY 2018 Budget Public Hearings.  Please sign up to testify in-person or in writing. County Council Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Public Hearings: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 7:00 PM Monday, May 8, 2017 7:00 PM First-floor Council Hearing Room, County Administration […]