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Practicing Inclusion in Meetings: A Case Study from a Michigan Food Systems Network Meeting

March 2, 2021 - <>

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Practicing inclusion in meetings is one way to start building and modeling an organizational culture that values and prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This paper presents a case study of how one Michigan-based food systems network sought to practice inclusion in a statewide meeting and what was learned in the process.

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Suggested Citation

Matts, C. (2021, March). Practicing inclusion in meetings: A case study from a Michigan food systems network meeting. GusNIP NTAE Center, Nutrition Incentive Hub. 

This work is supported by Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program grant no. 2019-70030-30415/project accession no. 1020863 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.


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