Daily Access to Local Foods for School Meals: Key Drivers

Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-168) 36 pp, March 2017

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by Katherine Ralston, Elizabeth Beaulieu, Jeffrey Hyman, Matthew Benson, and Michael D. Smith

To examine progress in the use of locally produced foods in school meals and to help identify school districts for technical assistance, this report uses data from the 2013 Farm to School Census to measure the prevalence of school districts that serve local food daily and the characteristics of those districts.

Keywords: Farm-to-school programs, Farm to School Census, Food Environment Atlas, school meals, local food, fruits, vegetables, National School Lunch Program

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