This briefing paper - reviewing activities to improve public sector food between 2002 and 2004 - is one of several on themes relating to Sustainable Food Chains. It formed part of an initiative started by Sustain in 2002, to promote local and sustainable food, including opportunities in public sector catering.
This briefing paper, reviewing activities to improve public sector food between 2002 and 2004 - is one of several on themes relating to Sustainable Food Chains. It formed part of an initiative started by Sustain in 2002, to promote local and sustainable food, including opportunities in public sector catering.
The Sustainable Food Chains project supported the research and implementation of the government's Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PSFPI), set up to help British farming and sustainable production following the devastating effects on farming and the rural economy of foot and mouth disease. The work also informed development of Sustain's successful Good Food on the Public Plate project, which helped public sector institutions buy and serve more local and sustainable food. Subsequently, Sustain has also worked to change public sector food policy through the Good Food for Our Money campaign, Sustainable Fish City and the Campaign for Better Hospital Food.
Over a period of two years, Sustain's activities as part of the Sustainable Food Chains project included:
Good Food on the Public Plate
This report provides information and recommendations to schools and local authorities about economically viable ways of providing good quality food. ...
The Good Food on the Public Plate ran as part of the London Food Strategy Local Food Infrastructure project from 2008 to 2011, helpingpublic sector...
This report details the outcome of the evaluation of phase two of the Good Food on the Public Plate project. This evaluation was run by F3: The...
Starting in 2004, Sustain worked with the Soil Association to help hospitals in London use more healthy and sustainable food. The project showed that...
This comprehensive 292-page manual is presented in five parts, for those wishing to introduce better quality and more sustainable food and practices...
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