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

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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

Food education is hands-on at early childhood centers in Detroit and beyond

Published on December 18, 2018
by Model D Media

Connecting customers with local farm fresh food is the job of the Michigan food hub

Published on December 6, 2018
by Second Wave Michigan

Food access surveys inform next steps in Battle Creek and across Michigan

Published on November 15, 2018
by Second Wave Michigan

Mobile markets deliver healthy food and build community

Published on November 14, 2018
by Second Wave Michigan

Michigan fruits and vegetables feed and educate kids

Published on November 13, 2018
by Second Wave Michigan

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