Farm to School in Michigan: Statewide Response Shows Widespread Activity

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February 13, 2015 - Author: Megan Thompson,

The Michigan Electronic Grants System Plus (MEGS+) is an online application system for schools/districts participating in the National School Lunch Program. This brief outlines results of a two-part optional question on local food purchasing that the Michigan Department of Education added to the 2014 MEGS+ online application. Over half of the applicants (54%) responded affirmatively that they currently purchase local foods for their school food program.

This brief is authored by:

  • Megan Thompson, Farm to Institution Data Manager, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
  • Colleen Matts, Farm to Institution Specialist, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems

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Tags: center for regional food systems, michigan farm to school


Authors

Colleen Matts

Colleen Matts
matts@msu.edu

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