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Working Draft – Food Systems Planning Logic Model – Version 12.1.09 The Food Situation in Ingham County and Surrounding Region Lack of asking for food assistance People don’t have enough to eat People eating poorer quality food Cost of food is increasing (esp. to emergency networks) Transportation (getting to food) Disparity in the quality of food based on where you live Concerns about food safety Interest in new collaborations to create incentives Proliferation of farmers markets and community gardens Increased obesity, esp. among children Lack of appreciation of food as it relates to ecosystems Lack of food or skills to obtain food High population of homeless and cultural systems Lack of cooking skills Lack of ability of government to successfully intervene Lack of value of the cost of food Retailers may not appreciate the communities they serve Increased use of pantries (many new users) Lack of communication across the food system More interest in hoop houses and greenhouses Lack of production of local food Producers Model Inputs Outputs Outputs Short Term Outcomes Medium Term Outcomes - Change in Long Term Outcomes Change What we HAVE What we DO To WHOM Change in AWARENESS BEHAVIOR, PRACTICE & POLICIES in SOCIETAL CONDITIONS Producers Hold a Food Security Producers People learn the true Greater demand for fresh and local foods The region has a Urban gardens (community, Conference in March including: cost of their food Mutual mode of communication across the sustainable, living food school, church, farms) 2010 Growers More transparency food system, esp. between growers and all system that is culturally and Federal subsidies to growers Translate research Farmers across the food the other sectors environmentally appropriate. Garden Project findings from local Distributors system Barriers are eliminated to the development Improved public health Land (lots public & private) projects Processors People understand of more grocery stores A more humane world Distributors Contribute to a food Retailers where their food Barriers are eliminated to the development Inequality is reduced Emergency food assistance column in LSJ and Labor comes from of more processing plants Healthier eco-systems Community development City Pulse Farmers know about Food deserts are eliminated Increased conviviality agencies (time, staff, $$) Create a Farm to School A living wage is paid to laborers Food is affordable Institutional partners collaborative programs Laborers have adequate working conditions Equality of food is assured Building Healthy Communities calendar of Farmers know about Increased respect for labor Regenerative food system MSU Extension educating/events of farmers markets Increased participation in Farm to School SNAP Ed. area agencies People who know Increased participation in Farmers Markets Develop recipe card about food begin to Food system is valued as is the Michigan Nutrition Network distribution & nutrition talk to decision WIC transportation system ed. (markets, makers Improved animal welfare Sr. Project Fresh grocers, etc.) Sub-groups of the Quality and availability disparities by Project Fresh Build awareness of food system are Bridge cards gardening culture identified geographic location are eliminated Federal reimbursement for Increased number of urban farmers and (informational Distributors & retailers gardeners school lunches pamphlets to aware of community Capital Area Food Security There are substantially greater numbers of farmers, distributors needs Coalition Report small to medium-sized farms in Mid.- on funds, loans, Michigan subsidies, resources) Farmers are profitable and still in business Farming is a sustainable practice We are less dependent upon external inputs We have more diversified agriculture Laborers have improved quality of life Goal: Everyone has access to safe, healthy and affordable food! Consumer Model Inputs Outputs Outputs Short Term Outcomes Medium Term Outcomes - Change in Long Term Outcomes Change What we HAVE What we DO To WHOM Change in AWARENESS BEHAVIOR, PRACTICE & POLICIES in SOCIETAL CONDITIONS Emergency food Hold a Food Security Consumers who are: People learn the true Greater demand for fresh and local The region has a assistance Conference in 3/10 Youth cost of their food foods sustainable, living food Community Hold neighborhood-based Women People understand Barriers are eliminated to the system that is culturally and development food forums Low income where their food comes development of more grocery stores environmentally appropriate. agencies (time, staff, Hold local Food Festivals People who have from Barriers are eliminated to the Improved public health $$) Contribute to a food column health risks Consumers understand development of more processing A more humane world Institutional partners in LSJ and City Pulse Seniors food labels plants Inequality is reduced Building Healthy Provide more classes for Food labels are more Training programs are created Healthier eco-systems Communities consumers Places where people accurate Food deserts are eliminated Increased conviviality Urban gardens Teach the connection connect such as: Community’s Increased participation in Farm to Food is affordable Garden Project between food & health Neighborhoods understanding of how School Equality of food is assured MSU Extension Community meals Churches to grow food is Increased participation in Farmers Regenerative food system SNAP Ed. Have a float in the Silver Neighborhood increased Markets Michigan Nutrition Bells parade centers Opportunities for More time is spent cooking, eating, Network Have community Slow Food City Markets neighbors to join enjoying and socializing around food WIC Events Bakeries together to learn Vouchers for food are available to Sr. Project Fresh Hold events for consumers People learn “how and all who need Project Fresh and producers to interact why” to use local food EBT, SNAP, etc. resources are Bridge cards Increase Mobile Pantries People learn how to increased Federal Develop a community buy food Consumers become producers reimbursement for Kitchen People demand, buy and use local school lunches Give out culinary tools produce and food Capital Area Food (knifes, pans, etc.) Food co-ops are created Security Coalition Tap into existing after- Waste is eliminated Report school programs and provide kids opportunity to prepare some of their favorite foods. Potential partnership with local restaurants. Serve healthier and more attractive school lunch options. Goal: Everyone has access to safe, healthy and affordable food! Policymaker Model Inputs Outputs Outputs Short Term Outcomes Medium Term Outcomes - Change in BEHAVIOR, Long Term Outcomes - Change What we HAVE What we DO To WHOM Change in AWARENESS PRACTICE & POLICIES in SOCIETAL CONDITIONS Emergency food Hold a Food Policy Makers: Policymakers learn Barriers are eliminated to the development of more The region has a sustainable, assistance Security Neighborhood the true cost of food grocery stores living food system that is Community Conference in leaders Policymakers Barriers are eliminated to the development of local culturally and environmentally development March 2010 City Council understand where processing facilities appropriate. agencies (time, Hold County Board food comes from Adequate numbers of grocery stores are open in former Improved public health staff, $$) neighborhood- of Food labels are more food deserts A more humane world Institutional based food Commissioners accurate Adequate local processing facilities are available to Inequality is reduced partners forums State and People who know producers Healthier eco-systems Building Healthy Translate Federal about food; begin to Planning/Zoning officials address issues of ag. Increased conviviality Communities research Legislators talk to decision Food deserts are eliminated Food is affordable Urban gardens findings from Labor makers A living wage is paid to laborers Equality of food is assured Garden Project local projects Associations Policy makers are Laborers have adequate working conditions Regenerative food system MSU Extension Educate and Commodity aware PA231 Food system is valued as is the transportation system SNAP Ed. inform Groups Parks and Recreation Sugar free soda is sold in city community centers and Michigan Nutrition stakeholders MI and US become aware of other public venues. Network Research Departments of healthier alternatives City grounds department issues a policy to encourage WIC PA231 Ag and Labor to snacks and urban gardens and reduce the red tapes around it. Sr. Project Fresh Build Ag Land beverages in Land Bank Policy to offer up vacant land for garden Project Fresh awareness of Preservation concession stands space. Bridge cards PA231 Board and vending Fruit trees are planted in city nurseries with kids Federal Research policy Land Bank machines. programs to weed them and pick them reimbursement for changes to limit Investors CSA in city hall as a distribution site. school lunches availability of EDC Continued growth in farmers markets, (grew from 4 to 13 unhealthy City Council Federal subsidies in 4 yrs) snacks and to growers Continued growth in number of gardens, currently 45 beverages. PA231 gardens operate in Lansing area. Research Job creation and tax payments are increased Community Supported Farmers are profitable & able to remain in business Agriculture Increased number of urban farmers and gardeners policies There are substantially greater numbers of small to Translate above medium-sized farms in Mid.-Michigan policies to Schools and institutions develop purchasing policies that policy makers encourage buying/using local food Goal: Everyone has access to safe, healthy and affordable food!
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