NEW Food Forum is a New Leaf Foods initiative consisting of food and health businesses and organizations partnering to identify the entities in our working local food system and strengthen the relationships within it.
Regional food stakeholders participate in NEW Food Forum activities in varying capacities:
Design Team: Team members focused on developing the details for processes, events and communications
Planning Team: Team members who identify focus areas for the Design Team and leverage their networks for NEW Food Forum engagement across the value-chain
Advisory Team: Serves as a critical sounding board for decision-making for the Design and Planning Teams
Working Groups: Groups of dedicated food system stakeholders working to build out the details, goals and objectives of the Regional Food Action Plan
Full NEW Food Forum: Regional food system stakeholders who remain connected to and engaged with the work of all other NFF rings of involvement
*Ideation can simultaneously occur in any ring of influence
In early 2021, the NEW Food Forum planning team distributed a Food System Stakeholder Survey to learn more about regional food system values and priority food issues within northeast Wisconsin.
NEW Food Forum’s next step is to build a Regional Food Action Plan that focuses on the top three priority food issues identified in the Stakeholder Survey: Food Production | Healthy Food Access | Food Sovereignty
This includes: growing, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal