Providing an increased meal reimbursement to schools and early care and education sites purchasing and serving local foods not only increases the amount of fresh, local foods in meal program, but can provide increased revenue streams for local producers. Many states are exploring or pursuing local food incentive bills and a few states have passed and implemented successful legislation, providing important models for future legislation. In this webinar, presented by the National Farm to School Network, we’ll hear from key stakeholders about the passage and enactment of the Michigan Ten Cents a Meal Program and the New Mexico Grown Local Produce Grant. This webinar will be recorded and archived for future viewing.
Chloe Marshall, National Farm to School Network
Diane Conners, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities
Diane Golzynski, Michigan Department of Education
Kendal Chavez, New Mexico Department of Education
Pam Roy, Farm to Table New Mexico