Who is Engaged in 10 Cents Grants - 10 Cents a Meal Evaluation Results 2020-2021

January 11, 2023 - <mcmanu60@msu.edu> and <matts@msu.edu>

A school chef holds a baking sheet of vegetables.

The statewide expansion of 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids and Farms (10 Cents) in 2020–2021 resulted in the highest number of participating grantees to date (143), including school districts and childcare center grantees located throughout Michigan. This allowed the program to reach nearly 450,000 Michigan children, more than ever before.  

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 The top three reported motivators for purchasing and serving local foods were:  

  1. Support for Michigan farms and businesses 
  2. Higher quality food 
  3. Access to fresher food 

The top-reported barrier for purchasing and serving local foods was limited availability. 

10 cents motivators 20-21 The top promotional activities used by 10 Cents grantees were promotional posters, social media, and taste testing.   

promotional activities 10 cents 20-21


Read the whole 2020-2021 10 Cents a Meal Evaluation Report. 

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