The Michigan Good Food Charter is a roadmap for a food system that is rooted in local communities and centered on good food. The charter outlines six goals to advance the vision by 2020.

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Michigan Good Food is a policy initiative centered on the Michigan Good Food Charter.  The initiative aims to promote policy changes that will advance "good food" in Michigan.

Good Food Is:

Healthy - It provides nourishment and enables people to thrive
Green - It was produced in a manner that is environmentally sustainable
Fair - No one along the supply chain was exploited for its creation
Affordable - All people have access to it

Michigan Good Food publishes a newsletter about Michigan Good Food people and progress called the "Good Food Bite." The Bite is a short good food inspiration to energize your work. Click the button below to subscribe to the Bite and find past stories on our news page.

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The Vision and Goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter

We envision a thriving economy, equity, and sustainability for all of Michigan and its people through a food system rooted in local communities and centered on good food. By 2020, we believe we can meet or exceed the following goals.

1. Michigan institutions will source 20 percent of their food products from Michigan growers, producers and processors.


2. Michigan farmers will profitably supply 20 percent of all Michigan institutional, retailer and consumer food purchases and be able to pay fair wages to their workers.


3. Michigan will generate new agri-food businesses at a rate that enables 20 percent of food purchased in Michigan to come from Michigan.


4. Eighty percent of Michigan residents (twice the current level) will have easy access to affordable, fresh, healthy food, 20 percent of which is from Michigan sources.


5. Michigan Nutrition Standards will be met by 100 percent of school meals and 75 percent of schools selling food outside school meal programs.


6. Michigan schools will incorporate food and agriculture into the pre-K through 12th grade curriculum for all Michigan students and youth will have access to food and agriculture entrepreneurial opportunities.


In the News: Michigan Good Food Stories

Good Michigan food: The ultimate Rx for good health

Published on January 28, 2019
by Second Wave Michigan

Michigan food hubs make hospital food and the local food economy healthier

Published on January 15, 2019
by Second Wave Michigan

How three Michigan groups use food to connect to culture

Published on January 7, 2019
by Second Wave Michigan

Michigan's pantries and small farms sow seeds of health equity

Published on December 20, 2018
by Rapid Growth Media

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