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When President Obama established a "Presidential task force on childhood obesity" in February, Grist's Tom Laskawy wondered whether our nation's first federal food policy council had quietly sprung into being. In a food policy council, the key stakeholders of a region's food system come together to assess the current food situation and envision ways it might be improved. Food policy councils are a growing phenomenon at the state and municipal level, but such a thing had never existed before at the national level. Does it now?
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