Chapter 2: Getting to 2020: Goals and Indicators
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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Population Indicators: The 6 New England States Ranked in the Top 10 of School Districts Offering Farm to School Activities (2011-2012)
Population Indicators: A Higher Percent of Vermont School Districts Reported Offering Most Farm to School Activities than Other New England School Districts (2011-2012)
Performance Measurement: To increase the number of training and learning opportunities available (e.g., in food production and preservation techniques) and the number of participants. -Show Performance Measurements
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Last Updated: February 16, 2016
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