WI Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
The Wisconsin AmeriCorps Farm to School Program responds to the call to help fight the obesity epidemic while at the same time stimulating economic development in rural Wisconsin. Wisconsin obesity rates have doubled in the past 15 years mirroring national trends. This program helps schools create a healthier food environment while providing career development opportunities for AmeriCorps members who will serve 19 high-need Wisconsin counties by implementing farm to school strategies.