Chapter 2: Goals & Data

Goal 10: All Vermonters will have a greater understanding of how to obtain, grow, store, and prepare nutritional food.

The development of the industrial food system simultaneously expanded the variety and quantity of food products available around the world while diminishing local self-sufficiency as well as home production and preparation skills. A key goal of a truly secure food system is to re-learn skills that our grandparents were familiar with in the context of a rapidly changing world. "Food literacy" can be acquired in a variety of forms, from community gardens, farm to school programs, college degree programs and many more.

What does the data show? Data from the recently available Farm to School Census shows that the six New England states rank in the top ten for school districts that offer farm to school activities.

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