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Field Reports

Implementing Farm to School in McDowell County, West Virginia: Farm to School in Rural Appalachia

Lakeisha Perkins, Emerson Fellow
Published 2019

Welch, West Virginia

The child food insecurity rate in McDowell County, West Virginia is 32%, which is 14% higher than the national average and one effort to alleviate child food insecurity is through implementing farm to school programs. The report highlights the history of farm to school in the county, lists current barriers to progress, and offers four recommendations for moving forward.

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