Local foods in maryland schools and implications for extension: Findings from schools and farmers

Lydia Oberholtzer, James C. Hanson, Gerald Brust, Carolyn Dimitri, Nessa Richman

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Abstract

This article describes results from a study examining the supply chain for local foods in Maryland school meals, the barriers and opportunities for increasing local foods in schools, and the development of Extension efforts to meet the needs identified. Interviews and surveys were administered with stakeholders, including farmers and food service directors. The results suggest that outreach regarding public schools should focus on the farm level, while efforts for private schools should focus on both the schools and the farm level and facilitating networking between the two.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2RIB4
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume50
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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