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Preventing Chronic Disease | Farmers™ Perceptions of Local Food Procurement, Mississippi, 2013 - CDC

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We sought to understand the experiences and perceptions of food producers regarding food procurement programs for local institutions. A total of 72 (45%) Mississippi fruit and vegetable growers completed a mailed survey, and of those that reported selling to local businesses and institutions (54%), few were selling to schools (13%). The primary motivations to sell to institutions were to increase profits (67%) and to improve nutrition within their communities (57%), while the most commonly reported barrier was a lack of knowledge about how to sell to institutions (39%). Farm to institution programs must develop evidence-based practices designed to address barriers to producers’ participation in local institutional food procurement programs.

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Mississippi Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

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Find out what laws and policies cover bullying and cyberbullying in Mississippi. Visit StopBullying.gov for more information.

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