Food for Thought - Foods in Schools

PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

Link to your media artifact(s) giving background on the issue:

Food in Schools Video Podcast 2. Persona and POV statement Persona: Persona name: Timothy McAdams Age: 49 School/occupation: Food Distribution Supervisor Location: Lansing, Michigan   Quote: "We can make a change if we work together!"   About:
  • Working on amending contracts for food providers like Chartwell, Aramark, and Preferred Meals.

  • Have two sons that attend Rochester High School. One is in the 9th grade and one is in 11th.

  • Have never missed watching a Michigan State hockey game for the past five years

Goals:
  • I hope to increase the average daily participation in breakfast by 2,000 kids per day in Michigan.

  • I want both of my sons to get into Michigan State so they can become a Spartan just like myself.

  • Find ways to utilize funding to fullest in order to ensure all students in Michigan receive a balanced meal.

 

POV Statement:
  • User (be specific and use empathetic language, e.g., Karla, a busy and high achieving high school student…):

 

Timothy, a resourceful and committed supervisor...

 
  • Need (identifies a need that is meaningful and includes feelings, e.g. …needs a way to feel less stress at school…):

...needs a way to ensure his intricate food programs are implemented and succeeding in schools...

  • Insight (incorporates your observations; often unexpected, …because there is a lot of chaos in her life and she wants to feel more calm, peace, and mindfulness in her day.):
...because when kids do not have a nutritious meal, the problem of hunger becomes more than just a health issue.

 

3. Potential Solutions:

Describe three reasonable, feasible potential solutions or approaches that would help address this problem.

SOLUTION 1:

SOLUTION 2:

SOLUTION 3:

 

BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH PROCESS Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

How has your service activity influenced your thinking about this proposal?

Link to your media artifact(s) giving background on the issue:

 

Consultations

Talk directly with at least 3 real live people who have special knowledge about this topic or the impact your proposal would have, and summarize their comments. These may include people appearing in your media artifact (video, podcast, etc.).

CONSULTATION 1:

CONSULTATION 2:

CONSULTATION 3:

 

Reaction or advice from a Topic Coordinator:

You must solicit a critique from a topic coordinator, and explain the impact that advice has had on the final draft of this proposal.

 

Research process:

Describe your research process — indicate who you talked to (including but not limited to consultants), what you read, what your thinking was, how it changed over time, and how your consultants changed your thinking. This description of your research process definitely could include “dead ends,” or ideas you had that didn’t ultimately bear fruit.  In short, we want to know what you did and how it led to your legislation, and we also want you to give us a window into your thought process.

 

Author contributions:

Please delineate--in detail--who made what contributions to the process and to the finished proposal? Who took on which responsibilities in researching ideas, drafting language, etc.?

FORMAL PROPOSAL

The sections below should comprise your final proposal language, submitted for consideration by your peers and potential inclusion in the MSC Platform.

Preambulatory clauses

These set up the PROBLEM, but not the solution.

WHEREAS....

WHEREAS....

WHEREAS....

(Add more "Whereas" clauses if necessary.)

Operative clauses

These describe in detail, the solution you are proposing (not the problem itself; those should go in the "Whereas" clauses above).

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED....

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(Add more "Resolved" clauses if necessary.)

Counter-arguments:

What are three reasonable arguments against this proposal?

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Costs and funding:

What will your proposal cost (in direct expenses, lost tax revenue, lost economic opportunity, and/or non-monetary costs)? How will you pay for your proposed legislation? Where will/could the funding for your proposal come from?  Who might object to dedicating resources to your proposal (competing interests)?  

 

References:

These can include websites or other information you have found about the issue.




 

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