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Mapping Farm-to-School Networks Implications for Research and Practice
- Conner, David S., King, Ben, Koliba, Christopher, Kolodinsky, Jane, Trubek, Amy
- Journal of hunger & environmental nutrition 2011 v.6 no.2 pp. 133-152
- case studies, farm to fork, local food systems, processed foods, school food service, Vermont
- In this article, the contemporary Farm-to-School movement is described as a system comprised of discrete actors operating at varying levels of geographic scale, social sector, and network function. Drawing on a literature review and case study research, the authors present and analyze a Farm-to-School network in Vermont as a series of relationships between network actors predicated on the flow of financial resources, whole and processed foods, information, and regulatory authority. Furthermore, the utility for using this map to critically examine the leverage points that may drive positive change within and across the system is discussed.