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Jess Lynch, Ken Meter, Grisel Robles-Schrader, Megan Phillips Goldenberg, Elissa Bassler, Sarah Chusid, and Coby Jansen Austin ( April, 2015 )

Summary

Local food initiatives across the U.S. have launched determined efforts to encourage institutional purchasers to source locally grown foods. These have generated significant enthusiasm at the local level. Yet the evidence base for documenting positive impacts on health and local economies is still being developed. This study seeks to draw insight from both scholarly studies and on-the-ground experience in order to distill practical strategies, recommend ways to conceptualize and measure economic and health impacts, and highlight effective methods for building the capacities of communities for this work.


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Publisher Illinois Public Health Initiative
Publication Date April, 2015
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Material Type Written Material

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