The mission of the Food Systems Workgroup (FSW) is that everyone has equitable access to safe, healthy, and affordable food.  
The Food System Workgroup of Mid-Michigan has compiled a database of fifty-four
indicators describing the current state of Ingham County's food system. This profile
provides a comprehensive, interactive resource to “inform community planning and
programming on this topic and to serve as a baseline for measuring the progress of
local initiatives” (1). The Profile is based off of an existing data set collected by the
North Central Region County Food Systems Profiles Portal, a project of University
of Wisconsin Extension and was updated by FSW interns Amy Jacobs and Jazmin
Bolan-Williamson, under the direction of Randy Bell, Extension Educator for
Community Food Systems, and with help from FSW Board Member, Nancy
McCrohan, to create an easy-to-use web interface.

Each indicator profile provides the most recent data available for Ingham County
and Michigan; a description of the indicator; and a variety of other resources,
questions to ask, and related Food System objectives.

We invite open discussion about the Food Systems Profile. If you would like to
share your thoughts on the trends displayed on this website, or on the information
provided in the additional resources section, please email site moderators at or contribute to the chat forum at
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