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*PRC - Montana State University - Montana Team Nutrition
 
 
 
The goal of this project is to increase access to foods, especially fruits, vegetables and whole grains for low income individuals and families through the implementation of farm to school initiatives throughout the state. Montana is a rural and agricultural state. Despite Montana agriculture being a $4.6 billion industry, one in six Montanans struggle with hunger. Communities can improve their food security by increasing their connections to local and regional food producers, such as through farm to school initiatives. This project will move Montana children out of poverty by assessing and addressing training, resources and communication gaps resulting in the increased access to healthy foods through the implementation of farm to school in Montana schools, afterschool, and early care and education settings. Located in Bozeman, MT, the VISTA serving at this site will have excellent access to hiking, skiing, fishing, and a short drive to Yellowstone National Park.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : The VISTA will assess the challenges to farm to school implementation needs and opportunities at the local level and develop a communication plan to better inform communities about the benefits and opportunities with farm to school. The VISTA will assess training and technical assistance gaps in current farm to school programs and develop improved training systems to address those gaps. The VISTA will help create a training and resource plan to direct the future work of Montana Farm to School Partners.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
*PRC - Montana State University - Montana Team Nutrition

Program Start/End Date
01/21/2020  -   01/19/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  10/18/2019  To  01/03/2020 

Contact John Schlepp
PO Box 4210
Helena   MT   59604
406-444-9654
john.schlepp@mt.gov
prevention.mt.gov
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 92227


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