City Schoolyard Garden Project LOI 2014

S food system is widely viewed as the most productive

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Unformatted text preview: a collaborative food justice effort in Charlottesville Build capacity to implement whole systems evaluation and understand true impact Food Insecurity and School Gardens While the U.S. food system is widely viewed as the most productive and inexpensive in the world, it does not serve everyone equally. Hunger and food insecurity are entrenched and worsening problems. Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formally known as the Food Stamp Program) has risen dramatically in recent years, both locally and nationally. 1 People with low economic resources and people of color suffer disproportionately high rates of diet- related diseases.2 At the same time, obesity has reached epidemic proportions. A 2009 study found that more than 30 percent of students in Charlottesville City Schools (CCS)—a Title I, high poverty school district, with...
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This homework help was uploaded on 03/04/2014 for the course PPOL 4770 taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '11 term at UVA.

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