Recommendations for Farm-to-School Bill Accepted!

Over the course of the fall semester, the Delta Project’s Food Policy team developed legislative recommendations for a statewide farm-to-school bill in Mississippi. After researching farm-to-school initiatives around the country and considering how such initiatives could best be implemented in Mississippi, the Food Policy team compiled their final report, which included recommendations such as the creation of a state farm-to-school coordinator position and the enactment of an official Mississippi Farm-to-School Week. The Food Policy team submitted their recommendations to the legislative task force on food access, which the Mississippi legislature had commissioned to come up with recommendations on how to improve access to healthy foods in Mississippi. The task force decided to adopt all of the Food Policy teams’ recommendations as their own and will advocate for them to be included in a farm-to-school bill that will be introduced in the Mississippi Legislature in January 2012. We are thrilled that the students’ work could have such a substantial impact on the content of Mississippi’s first farm-to-school legislation!


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