Michigan Good Food Charter Shared Measurement Project
The Michigan Good Food Charter Shared Measurement Project will build the case for assessing and communicating statewide food systems change in Michigan. In order to better understand the impacts of Good Food efforts throughout Michigan, this highly collaborative project will:
- Identify currently collected data that could also be used to measure progress toward Good Food Charter goals
- Determine overlap, strengths, and gaps in currently available data that could measure progress toward Charter goals
- Identify what data is needed to indicate successes and difficulties
- Consider current and future capacity for data collection
- Prioritize a short list of key indicators and data-sharing solutions
- Establish consensus on which measures have the most value, and agree on common methodologies for data collection for each measure
- Provide training and support as stakeholders pilot shared measures
These shared metrics will help those participating in Michigan Good Food work in three key ways:
- Ensuring that efforts to measure Good Food Charter success are aligned
- Providing an opportunity for participants to learn from others’ experiences and build on shared measures as they start new Good Food projects
- Enabling participants to add their measures and make a more comprehensive, compelling case for Good Food progress in the state
Common questions about the Michigan Good Food Charter Shared Measurement project
Q: Will the Shared Measurement project determine which foods should be characterized as green, healthy, fair, or affordable?
A: No, this project will not attempt to characterize foods according to the four elements of the Good Food definition. This project will look at measures that are easily obtainable and can help track changes in areas like: food access, Michigan food sales in various markets, and Michigan jobs created through increased sales to Michigan markets.
Published on January 9, 2018
This data brief reports out key findings from a 2016 survey in Ypsilanti on community members’ access to food. Findings will help inform strategies to improve food security and access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Published on May 7, 2018
The results of a 2016 food access pilot survey conducted in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Battle Creek, Michigan. These findings will help drive the ongoing food systems and racial equity work conducted by Good Food Battle Creek.
Published on July 14, 2017
This report reviews and reflects on the process and the survey tool used in the 2016 Healthy Food Access Shared Measurement Pilot.
Published on November 24, 2014
Betti Wiggins, Executive Director of DPS Office of School Nutrition and Barbara Norman, owner/operator of Barbara's Blueberry Batch discuss challenges and opportunities within Michigan's food system.
Published on January 15, 2016
Recording of January 8th 2016 webinar and pdf of presentation slides - Creating a Statewide Technology Platform for Food Hub: Lessons from Michigan
Published on October 1, 2016
The 2016 report card demonstrates the significant increase in the number of activities and collaborations working towards the goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter over the last two years.