Nutrition https://www.iatp.org/issue/health/food/nutrition en New Fact Sheet on NAFTA 2.0, Junk Food Labeling and Public Health https://www.iatp.org/blog/nafta-labeling-and-health <span>New Fact Sheet on NAFTA 2.0, Junk Food Labeling and Public Health</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/2863" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Chris Palmquist</span></span> <span>Tue, 05/08/2018 - 09:15</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">NAFTA renegotiations are rumored to be coming to a close. But while the texts remain secret, the junk food industry has pushed for provisions that could derail efforts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to tackle the obesity crisis.</div> Tue, 08 May 2018 14:15:37 +0000 Chris Palmquist 43658 at https://www.iatp.org Sign-on letter supporting a strong Nutrition Title https://www.iatp.org/documents/sign-letter-supporting-strong-nutrition-title <div data-history-node-id="43678" class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss no-field-teaser-image title-not-empty ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://www.iatp.org/sites/default/files/2018-05/Sign-on%20letter%20supporting%20strong%20Nutrition%20Title.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=26457" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom">Sign-on letter supporting strong Nutrition Title.pdf</a></span><span class="file-size">25.84 KB</span></span></div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:57:24 +0000 Josh Wise 43678 at https://www.iatp.org Mulvaney as Budget Director: destructive for nutrition, agriculture and the environment https://www.iatp.org/blog/201702/mulvaney-as-budget-director-destructive-for-nutrition-agriculture-and-the-environment <span>Mulvaney as Budget Director: destructive for nutrition, agriculture and the environment</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/MickMulvaney_gageskidmore.jpg?itok=WCZADaIF" width="950" height="590" alt="Mulvaney as Budget Director: destructive for nutrition, agriculture and the environment" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-flickr field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Used under creative commons license from <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore">gageskidmore</a></div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 02/01/2017 - 16:57</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Next week, the U.S. Senate will consider President Donald Trump’s nominee to direct the presidential Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC). Mulvaney will propose huge spending cuts to compensate in part for the $10 trillion deficit that will be triggered by Trump’s promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending over the next decade, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/us/politics/budget-deficit-trump.html">according to the Congressional Budget Office</a>.</p></div> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 22:57:57 +0000 admin 43182 at https://www.iatp.org Definition of Farm to School https://www.iatp.org/documents/definition-farm-school <div data-history-node-id="41386" class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss no-field-teaser-image title-not-empty ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><a id="anchor-anchor" name="anchor-anchor"></a></p> <p class="heading-2">Definition</p> <p class="normal">Farm to School is an initiative that links children to nearby small and mid-size farms and ranches that produce fresh, healthy and minimally processed<span class="endnotes"><a href="#anchor-58-anchor">1</a> </span>foods that are served at their schools.</p> <p class="heading-3">Goals</p> <p class="normal">Farm to School advances the following goals:</p> <ul><li class="bulleted-list">Promote children’s health by providing fresh, healthy and minimally processed foods in schools and supporting the development of healthy eating habits</li> <li class="bulleted-list">Enhance children’s “food literacy” by familiarizing them with foods grown nearby, teaching them how and where their food is grown, building knowledge about how to prepare healthyfoods, and educating them about the health, nutrition, social and environmental impacts of food choices</li> <li class="bulleted-list">Strengthen local economies by expanding markets for small and mid-size agricultural producers and food entrepreneurs whose products have typically been unavailable in school meal programs</li> <li class="bulleted-list">Build vibrant locally oriented food systems by fostering positive relationships and increase understanding of local food systems among children, farmers, parents, educators and school districts, healthcare professionals, and other community members</li> <li class="bulleted-list">Advance environmental stewardship, where practicable, by supporting more sustainable food production methods, reducing reliance on long distance transportation, and reducing food waste</li> </ul><p class="heading-3">Values</p> <p class="normal">Farm to School is rooted in the following values:</p> <ul><li class="bulleted-list">An individual’s lifelong well-being depends on healthy eating habits</li> <li class="bulleted-list">Children should have access to fresh, healthy and minimally processed foods as part of a nutritionally-balanced school meals program</li> <li class="bulleted-list">Small and mid-sized farms that serve local markets are essential to a transparent and diverse <br /> food system</li> <li class="bulleted-list">School nutrition professionals can be important partners in supporting community well being, the local economy and environmental stewardship through their food choices and purchasing practices</li> <li class="bulleted-list">Food literacy and other school and community-based learning opportunities<span class="endnotes"><a href="#anchor-59-anchor">2</a></span> contribute to the development of healthy eating habits as well as children’s understanding of and engagement in their community’s food system</li> </ul><p class="heading-3">Specific Attributes of Farm to School Foods</p> <p class="normal">A food item must meet all of the following attributes to be considered a Farm to School Food by IATP:</p> <ol class="list1"><li class="numbered-list">The food is grown or raised in proximity to schools where they are served to minimize the distance between “farm and fork”</li> <li class="numbered-list">The food is grown by farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers with small and mid-sized operations who control management decisions on their farm/ranch and engage in day to day management</li> <li class="numbered-list">The grower or grower collaborative that grew or raised the food is clearly identified on the product or purchasing documents</li> <li class="numbered-list">Food meets the following category-specific criteria:</li> </ol><p class="heading-4">Fruits, Vegetables, Legumes, Seeds, Nuts, Honey and Maple Syrup:</p> <ul><li class="bulleted-list">The food is purchased in minimally processed form1 and does not contain any artificial flavor or flavoring or coloring ingredient</li> <li class="bulleted-list">Includes whole and pre-cut fresh produce, frozen and dried produce items, and juice/cider</li> </ul><p class="heading-4">Meat/Poultry</p> <ul><li class="bulleted-list">The animals are raised by farmers and ranchers with small and mid-sized operations who own the animals, control management decisions on their farm/ranch and engage in day to day management</li> <li class="bulleted-list">The food is purchased in minimally processed form (e.g. ground meat, whole parts) and does not contain any artificial flavor or flavoring, coloring ingredient, chemical preservative or any other artificial or synthetic ingredient</li> </ul><p class="heading-4">Cheese</p> <ul><li class="bulleted-list">Limited to specialty, artisan and farmstead cheeses<span class="endnotes"><a href="#anchor-60-anchor">6</a></span>.</li> </ul><p class="heading-4">Grains and Wild Rice</p> <ul><li class="bulleted-list">Includes grains that are prepared off-site by an independently owned bakery</li> </ul><p class="normal">This document may be reviewed and revised by IATP given changes in federal policy and other developments. August 2010.</p> <ol><li class="endnotes"><a id="anchor-58-anchor" name="anchor-58-anchor"></a>IATP defines “minimally processed” as traditional processes used to make food edible or to preserve it or to make it safe for human consumption e.g., smoking, roasting, freezing, drying, and fermenting, or those physical processes which do not fundamentally alter the raw product and/or which only separate a whole, intact food into component parts, e.g., grinding meat, separating eggs into albumen and yolk, and pressing fruits to produce juices.</li> <li class="endnotes"><a id="anchor-59-anchor" name="anchor-59-anchor"></a>Farm to School learning opportunities include garden-based learning, food preparation, tastetesting, classroom curriculum, educational information provided in the cafeteria, farm visits, interaction with agricultural producers and other experts, and participation in waste management programs like waste reduction, recycling and food composting, among other activities.</li> <li class="endnotes"><a id="anchor-60-anchor" name="anchor-60-anchor"></a>IATP defines “Specialty, Artisan and Farmstead Cheese” as follows<span class="endnotes">*</span>:</li> </ol><ul><li class="bulleted-list">Specialty Cheese: Cheese of limited production, with particular attention paid to natural flavor and texture profiles. Specialty cheeses may be made from all types of milk (cow, sheep, goat) and may include flavorings such as herbs, spices, fruits and nuts. Does not contain any artificial flavor or flavoring or coloring ingredient.</li> <li class="bulleted-list">Artisan or Artisanal Cheese: Cheese is produced primarily by hand, in small batches, with particular attention paid to the tradition of the cheese maker’s art, and thus using as little mechanization as possible in the production of the cheese. Artisan, or artisanal, cheeses may be made from all types of milk and may include various flavorings. Does not contain any artificial flavor or flavoring or coloring ingredient.</li> <li class="bulleted-list">Farmstead Cheese: The cheese must be made with milk from the farmer’s own herd, or flock, on the farm where the animals are raised. Milk used in the production of farmstead cheeses may not be obtained from any outside source. Farmstead cheeses may be made from all types of milk and may include various flavorings. Does not contain any artificial flavor or flavoring or coloring ingredient.</li> </ul><p><a id="anchor-61-anchor" name="anchor-61-anchor"></a></p> <p class="basic-paragraph">*Adapted from American Cheese Society</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://www.iatp.org/sites/default/files/2011_Farm2SchoolDefinitions_02.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=100243" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom">2011_Farm2SchoolDefinitions_02.pdf</a></span><span class="file-size">97.89 KB</span></span></div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 19:23:58 +0000 Andrew Ranallo 41386 at https://www.iatp.org Innovative program at six Minneapolis farmers markets helps low-income Minnesotans eat better, supports Minnesota farmers https://www.iatp.org/documents/innovative-program-at-six-minneapolis-farmers-markets-helps-low-income-minnesotans-eat-bet <div data-history-node-id="41370" class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss no-field-teaser-image title-not-empty ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-author-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author (free form)</div> <div class="field--item"><p>IATP</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/Brian%20Coyle%202009_01.jpg?itok=cvZ62PAa" width="950" height="590" alt="Innovative program at six Minneapolis farmers markets helps low-income Minnesotans eat better, supports Minnesota farmers " typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-caption field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Now people can use EBT cards to buy fruits, vegetables and other healthy food at six Minneapolis farmers markets (up from three last year).</p> </div> </article> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>MINNEAPOLIS – Affordable, healthy food is now easier to get for people who buy food with food stamps, thanks to a coordinated effort that allows more farmers markets to accept EBT (electronic benefits transfer) cards. Now people can use EBT cards to buy fruits, vegetables and other healthy food at six Minneapolis farmers markets (up from three last year). The markets are:</p> <ul><li>Midtown Farmers Market</li> <li>Minneapolis Farmers Market</li> <li>Northeast Farmers Market</li> <li>West Bank Farmers Markets at Augsburg</li> <li>West Bank Farmers Markets at Brian Coyle Community Center</li> <li>West Broadway Farmers Market</li> </ul><p>As an incentive to shop at the markets and encourage people to eat healthier foods, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) and the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support are offering “Market Bucks” coupons, which match the first $5 in EBT card purchases with an additional $5 in Market Bucks each market day. That amounts to $10 of food for just $5 – a great value in these tight times.</p> <p>Positive results from last year’s launch of EBT services at the Minneapolis and Northeast Farmers Markets, and increased use of food support dollars at the Midtown Farmers Market were the driving forces behind the decision to expand EBT and Market Bucks this year. At Midtown Farmers Market, the first market in the Twin Cities to accept EBT cards, the number of people using EBT at the market more than doubled and EBT transactions more than tripled over 2009. Six in 10 repeat customers surveyed reported that the Market Bucks program positively affected the amount of fruits and vegetables they ate (46 percent eating “a little more” and 13 percent eating “a lot more”).</p> <p>“We were really pleased with the results, so we jumped at the opportunity to work with more markets this year and help introduce more people to the healthy foods available to them at farmers markets,” says Dr. Marc Manley, chief prevention officer for Blue Cross. “We’re invested in this effort because we care about the health of all Minnesotans. This work makes the healthy choice the easy choice, so we have a better chance at preventing unnecessary disease due to unhealthy eating.”</p> <p>At a time when more than 60 percent of adult Minnesotans are overweight or obese – and at risk for a host of serious diseases and conditions that drive up health care costs – creative approaches to encourage healthy eating are urgently needed.</p> <p>According to a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota study, only 15 percent of Minnesota adults eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables daily. That means the vast majority of people are falling short of a balanced diet. Access is especially important for EBT recipients, for people living in neighborhoods that lack full-service grocery stores or other sources of fresh produce. EBT at farmers markets and the Market Bucks promotion provides greater access to fruits and vegetables, which can help people achieve or maintain a healthy weight and be well.</p> <p>“More markets accepting EBT means fewer barriers to healthy eating, and promotions like the Market Bucks program help stretch food support dollars even further during the summer months,” says Gretchen Musicant, Commissioner of Health at the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support.</p> <p>The EBT and Market Bucks program also helps customers support local farmers and connect with their communities. In 2010, over $27,000 was spent at area farmers markets through EBT and Market Bucks, circulating federal food support and other resources into the local economy. In addition, farmers markets encourage an understanding of where food comes from and provide ways for people to connect with their neighbors and community.</p> <p>“EBT and Market Bucks help to create a welcoming environment for everyone at our local farmers markets,” says JoAnne Berkenkamp at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. “Greater participation in farmers markets is good for our local farmers, community and economy.”</p> <p>Offering EBT and Market Bucks is the result of a unique community partnership among the six farmers markets, Blue Cross, the City of Minneapolis, the Statewide Health Improvement Program of the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Hennepin County and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.</p> <p>The partners also kicked off a promotional campaign aimed at welcoming EBT shoppers to the farmers markets. The campaign features multilingual outreach at the markets and in the community, advertising on the radio and on buses, and signage at markets.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://www.iatp.org/sites/default/files/2011.07.13_EBT_FarmersMarkets_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=294553" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom">2011.07.13_EBT_FarmersMarkets.pdf</a></span><span class="file-size">287.65 KB</span></span></div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:20:38 +0000 Andrew Ranallo 41370 at https://www.iatp.org EBT at your farmers market 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mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} </style><p><![endif]--> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue Light&quot;;">Affordable, healthy food is now easier for recipients of SNAP (the new food stamp program) to buy, thanks to a coordinated effort that allows more farmers markets to accept benefits through EBT (electronic benefits transfer) cards. SNAP benefits can be used to purchase fruits, vegetables and other healthy food. EBT cards will be accepted at six Minneapolis farmers markets this season. Customers purchase tokens from the market with their EBT cards that can be spent with vendors throughout the market. </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue Light&quot;;"><br /></span></p> <p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue Light&quot;;">Market Bucks coupons will match the first $5 in EBT card purchases. Customers making purchases with and EBT cards can receive an additional $5 in Market Bucks each market day. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue Light&quot;;"><br /></span></p> <p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue Light&quot;;">For more information, see below for market locations and times or contact IATP at 612-870-3450.</span></p> <table><tbody><tr><td width="170" valign="top"><a href="http://www.mplsfarmersmarket.com/">Minneapolis Farmers Market</a><br /> Thursdays-Fridays, 9am-12pm<br /> Saturdays-Sundays, 7am-1pm<br /> 312 East Lyndale Ave N 55405</td> <td width="170" valign="top"><a href="http://nemplsfarmersmarket.com/">Northeast Minneapolis<br /> Farmers Market</a><br /> Saturdays, 9am-1pm<br /> 7th Ave NE &amp; University Ave NE 55413</td> <td width="170" valign="top"><a href="http://www.iatp.org/minimarkets">West Bank Farmers<br /> Market at Brian Coyle</a><br /> Tuesdays, 11am-1pm<br /> 420 15th Ave S 55454</td> </tr><tr><td valign="top"><a href="http://midtownfarmersmarket.org/&lt;br /&gt;&#10; ">Midtown Farmers Market</a><br /> Saturdays, 8am-1pm<br /> Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm<br /> 2225 East Lake St 55406</td> <td valign="top"><a href="http://westbroadway.org/farmersmarket/">West Broadway</a><br /> Farmers Market<br /> Sundays, 10am-3pm<br /> Wednesdays, 3pm-7pm<br /> 2101 W Broadway Ave N 55411</td> <td valign="top"><a href="http://www.iatp.org/minimarkets">West Bank Farmers</a><br /> Market at Augsburg<br /> Tuesdays, 2pm-5pm<br /> 701 22nd Ave S 55454</td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://www.iatp.org/sites/default/files/EBT_Flyer2011_FINAL_HR.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1646233" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom">EBT_Flyer2011_FINAL_HR.pdf</a></span><span class="file-size">1.57 MB</span></span></div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 15:59:01 +0000 admin 41360 at https://www.iatp.org EBT Brochure 2011 https://www.iatp.org/documents/ebt-brochure-2011 <div data-history-node-id="41365" class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss no-field-teaser-image title-not-empty ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-author-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author (free form)</div> <div class="field--item"><p>IATP</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/3828791073_cb3a460956_b.jpg?itok=WjIhKTMO" width="950" height="590" alt="EBT Brochure 2011" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-flickr field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Used under creative commons license from <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/86805724@N00">86805724@N00</a></div> </article> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><img src="http://www.iatp.org/files/imagecache/470/ebt_brochure_front.PNG" alt="" /></p> <p> <img src="http://www.iatp.org/files/imagecache/470/ebt_brochure_back.PNG" alt="" /></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://www.iatp.org/sites/default/files/EBT_Brochure_2011_FINAL_HR.pdf" type="application/pdf; 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The survey was designed to assess growers’ perceptions of Farm to School, interest levels, challenges, aspirations and strategies that could enable growers to benefit more fully from this growing market.</p> <p>A request to participate in the survey was issued through a variety of channels, including newsletters, emails and blogs from selected farm membership organizations in Minnesota, the Sustag Listserv and by email to a list of farmers that Minnesota school districts have identified as suppliers. This survey complements a similar survey that IATP conducts annually with Minnesota school foodservice leaders (Available at <a href="http://www.iatp.org/localfoods">www.iatp.org/localfoods</a>). Our most recent foodservice survey found that the number of Minnesota public school districts engaged in Farm to School programs has grown from 10 in 2006 to 123 in 2010.</p> <p>Sixty-seven individuals responded to the grower survey. Of these, 63 identified themselves as producers (e.g., farmers, ranchers, orchardists) while four represent multi-farm collaboratives or farmers markets. Nearly all respondents live in Minnesota. Approximately 80 percent report annual agriculture-related revenues of less than $100,000 per year, with a majority under $25,000. Respondents produce a wide range of farm products, with vegetables being the most common. The vast majority of respondents sell through multiple sales channels, with direct marketing being the most common.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://www.iatp.org/sites/default/files/F2SGrowerSurvey_5-2011.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=419743" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom">F2SGrowerSurvey_5-2011.pdf</a></span><span class="file-size">409.91 KB</span></span></div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 02 Jun 2011 21:42:43 +0000 Andrew Ranallo 41300 at https://www.iatp.org Electronic Benefits at Three Farmers Markets in Minneapolis: An Analysis of the 2010 Pilot Program https://www.iatp.org/documents/electronic-benefits-at-three-farmers-markets-in-minneapolis-an-analysis-of-the-2010-pilot- <div data-history-node-id="41466" class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss no-field-teaser-image title-not-empty ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>Executive Summary</strong></p> <div>As part of the Homegrown Minneapolis Initiative, the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support (MDHFS), through funding from the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) of the Minnesota Department of Health, is investing in strategies to expand the availability and visibility of EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) at farmers markets in Minneapolis. The underlying goal of this work is to increase access to healthy, locally grown foods among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly food stamps) participants.</div> <div> </div> <div>In 2010, MDHFS and several community partners, including three farmers markets, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) worked together to make EBT services available for the first time at the Minneapolis Farmers Market and Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Markets. Program partners also created an incentive program, “Market Bucks”, to encourage SNAP recipients to use their EBT cards at these two markets and at the Midtown Farmers Market, which has accepted EBT since 2006. In addition, funding from MDHFS, Blue Cross and Hennepin County was used to design and implement a promotional and outreach campaign.</div> <div> </div> <div>IATP has compiled lessons learned from the 2010 farmers market season based on EBT usage data, interviews with market staff and partners, in-person surveys with EBT customers (conducted by MDHFS and Blue Cross), and IATP’s first-hand involvement with many elements of the project. We believe that 2010 was an important year for learning and experimentation and that all of the participants in this work have much to be proud of.</div> <div> </div> <div>Key observations include the following:</div> <ul><li>EBT transactions across the three markets totaled $20,659 in 2010.</li> <li>The farmers markets issued an additional $7,127 in Market Bucks.</li> <li>EBT transactions at the Midtown Farmers Market in Summer 2010 were more than double 2009 levels.</li> <li>Approximately 736 SNAP participants used their EBT benefits at a participating farmers market during the 2010 farmers market season.</li> <li>Customers at all three markets expressed a high level of satisfaction with the EBT program.</li> <li>Most EBT purchases were for fresh produce.</li> <li>Technical assistance provided to the Minneapolis and Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Markets was critical to successful introduction of the EBT program.</li> <li>The promotional campaign included paid bus and radio advertising, earned media, and community outreach through trusted community leaders, community newspapers, market signage, etc. Most EBT customers indicate that they heard about the EBT and Market Bucks program through word of mouth or while at the markets.</li> </ul><div> </div> <div>Key recommendations for the future:</div> <ul><li>Identify ways to streamline costs and to assess which types of market settings most effectively serve community needs given their existing and potential customer base, accessibility to public transit, hours of operation, product offerings and price-points.</li> <li>Continue funding the EBT initiative beyond 2010 and to decide which markets, program components and technical support to fund in 2011 by no later than early February 2011 so that participating markets and other partners can adequately prepare for the Summer 2011 season.</li> <li>Adequately fund the market-level staff time and other direct costs that are required to provide EBT services. Anticipate the need for additional staffing and machines given the likelihood that the volume of EBT transactions will increase in 2011, especially at the Minneapolis Municipal Market.</li> <li>Invest in markets that have the strongest potential to meet community needs and to deploy scarce funding most productively.</li> <li>Strive to position the EBT initiative for long-term sustainability by securing multi-year funding and further researching mechanisms to provide coordinated support services.</li> <li>Continue to fund Market Bucks, if possible, given the favorable response to this incentive program from EBT users.</li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://www.iatp.org/sites/default/files/Evaluation%20of%202010%20Minneapolis%20EBT%20Pilot%20--%20IATP.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=604654" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom">Evaluation of 2010 Minneapolis EBT Pilot -- IATP.pdf</a></span><span class="file-size">590.48 KB</span></span></div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:58:19 +0000 admin 41466 at https://www.iatp.org