10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms 2016-2017 Legislative Report

March 29, 2017

Funds for the 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms incentive program were appropriated for a 2016-2017 pilot. Administered by the Michigan Department of Education, 16 school districts participated in this pilot program. Initial results show that: 86 farms and 16 other businesses in 28 counties received business through the program; children were served 49 different types of Michigan-grown produce and legumes, including 30 foods new to meal programs; and food service directors indicated that the variety of produce as well as their certainty of planning and purchasing power were all increased.


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10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms 2016-2017 Legislative Report

 


Related Topic Areas

Michigan Farm to School, Michigan Farm to Institution Network


Authors

Megan Thompson

Megan Thompson
517-432-0307
thom1306@anr.msu.edu

Colleen Matts

Colleen Matts
517-432-0310
matts@msu.edu

Colleen Matts, Megan Thompson, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan Department of Education, Networks Northwest


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Center for Regional Food Systems

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