The Pasco County Commission has appointed four new members to the Food Policy Advisory Council.
The action came during the board’s Nov. 17 meeting.
New members are Caitlyn Peacock and Dan Mitchell, both at-large; Sanithpriya Pedamella, a certified nutritionist; and Andrea Figart, a Farmers’ Market representative.
The advisory board, created in 2015, promotes nutrition and affordable food options for county residents. Members make recommendations regarding food policies, including ordinances governing food truck operations and community gardens.
The board consists of 11 members and one non-voting member who is employed by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food/Agriculture/Science Program and who works at the Pasco Cooperative Extension Program.
No one applied for a fifth open position reserved for a Pasco County attorney with experience in food systems. Council officials reached out to Welbilt Inc., but no response has been received to date.
Published December 23, 2020