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Stakeholders’ Interest in and Challenges to Implementing Farm-to-School Programs, Douglas County, Nebraska, 2010–2011

BarrierRPSEPSBPSDCWMPSWCSOPS
Survey Score
Difficult to work seasonal products into menus2153224
Difficult to fit into budget2253323
Too many other initiatives4143124
Quality of product234222
Time to handle fresh product4134124


Figure 1. Food service directors’ barriers to procuring local food, responses to preassessment survey, Douglas County, Nebraska, July through September 2010. Surveys used a 5-point Likert scale (1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree). Dashes indicate missing data. Abbreviations: RPS, Ralston Public Schools; EPS, Elkhorn Public Schools; BPS, Bennington Public School; DCW, Douglas County West; MPS, Millard Public Schools; WCS, Westside Community Schools; OPS, Omaha Public Schools.

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BarrierRPSEPSBPSDCWMPSWCSOPS
Survey Score
Difficult to work seasonal products into menus223113
Difficult to fit into budget323123
Too many other initiatives432
Quality of product333
Time to handle fresh product42513


Figure 2. Food service directors’ barriers to procuring local food, responses to postassessment survey, Douglas County, Nebraska, September through December 2011. Surveys used a 5-point Likert scale (1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree). Dashes indicate missing data. Abbreviations: RPS, Ralston Public Schools; EPS, Elkhorn Public Schools; BPS, Bennington Public School; DCW, Douglas County West; MPS, Millard Public Schools; WCS, Westside Community Schools; OPS, Omaha Public Schools.

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