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FoodCorps Service Program: Changing the school food environment

By Terry McLean, Michigan State University Extension

FoodCorps is a national service organization that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. In its third year nationally (2014), 125 FoodCorps service members and 15 FoodCorps Fellows are making a difference at 108 sites across 15 states! They expand hands-on nutrition education programs, build and tend school gardens, and bring high quality local foods into school cafeterias, activities which exemplify the FoodCorps program pillars of service: knowledge, engagement and access.

Seven FoodCorps service members are currently located around Michigan in 5 locations: Crim Fitness Foundation in Flint, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network in Detroit, Wayne State University Center for School Health in Detroit, Michigan Land Use Institute in Traverse City, and Chippewa County MSU Extension in Sault Ste. Marie.

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