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Ferris Grad DeWindt Appointed to Michigan Food Policy Council

Renee DeWindt has been appointed to the Michigan Food Policy Council by Gov. Rick Snyder.

DeWindt, who graduated from Ferris State University with a degree in Recreation Administration with an emphasis on rehabilitation, will serve on the 25-member council that is funded in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The mission of the council is to make recommendations to Snyder on policies and programs that ensure Michigan residents have access to healthy and safe food.

“These individuals bring extensive and diverse experience with food health and safety,” Snyder said. “They can successfully guide the council while continuing to build on the state’s great agricultural diversity and reputation for quality and safety, which enhances our economic growth.”

DeWindt, of Benzonia, is the food service director at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District. She leads the Farm-to-School program in seven area elementary and middle schools, and in Onekema Consolidated Schools.

DeWindt will represent K-12 schools on the council, completing the remainder of a four-year term that expires on Oct. 31, 2012 following the resignation of Kristin Misiak.