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Mississippi School Food Service Directors' Interest in and Experience with Farm to School

The dataset contains information collected from 122 K-12 public school food service directors in Mississippi, USA, who completed an online survey designed for Mississippi school food service directors. The survey was created using Snap Surveys Desktop software. Information includes school size (number of enrolled students), percent of students participating in free or reduced-price lunch, foods sourced locally (defined as grown or produced in Mississippi), desire to purchase more or start purchasing locally sourced foods, fresh fruit and vegetable purchasing practices, experience purchasing fruits and vegetables from farmers, challenges purchasing from farmers, and interest in other farm to school (F2S) activities. School food service directors' demographic characteristics collected include gender, age, ethnicity/race, marital status, and education level. The data were collected from October 2021 to January 2022 using an online mobile and secure survey management system called Snap Online. The data were collected to obtain updated demographic and school purchasing characteristics from school food service directors in Mississippi and to determine their current abilities, experiences, and desires to engage in F2S activities. The dataset can be used to learn about K-12 public school food service directors in Mississippi but results should not be generalized to all school food service directors in Mississippi or elsewhere in the USA.

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
State of Mississippi in USA
Temporal Coverage
October 18, 2021 to January 2, 2022
Data Dictionary
Contact Name
Thomson, Jessica
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:040 - Department of Agriculture - National Research
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service