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Tracking Shows Increase in Local Food Purchasing at Michigan Schools

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May 29, 2018 - Author: Megan Thompson,

Since 2014, the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems has partnered with the Michigan Department of Education to track local food purchasing by K-12 schools. This is done through an optional two-part question in the annual School Nutrition Program (SNP) application within the Michigan Electronic Grants System Plus (MEGS+) online application system.

This short report shares the K-12 local food purchasing results from the 2017 MEGS+ application and compares these to the 2014 results.

The SNP application is required of all Michigan schools/districts participating in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The questions on the MEGS+ applications only focus on local food purchasing by K-12 schools and do not capture dollar amounts spent on local foods.

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


Authors

Colleen Matts

Colleen Matts
matts@msu.edu

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