The Washington State Food Systems Roundtable was a broad and diverse coalition of public and private partners committed to creating a food system that promotes the health of people, fosters a sustainable and resilient environment, is economically vibrant, and creates an equitable and just society. The Roundtable prided itself on its broad representation, including government, Tribes, local food policy councils, agriculture, food enterprises, labor, anti-hunger and nutrition advocates, economic development organizations, academia, public health, philanthropy, and others. After meeting together for more than five years, the WA Roundtable is proud to release the long-awaited Food Policy Prospectus, which presents a 25-year vision for Washington State’s Food System.
This Prospectus is a road map for how Washington might achieve this vision and provides a framework for collaboration, engagement and shared responsibility. The Prospectus provides the opportunity for alignment across sectors, distributed leadership, and continued development of strategies over time. If you are interested in advancing a vision where inserting a food policy and systems lens becomes the usual way we “do business” in our state, then promoting advancing the concepts and strategies found in this Prospectus will serve you well.