San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
TMPevent : Learning
Sustainable Food Procurement:
Lessons from the ‘Fife Local School Meals Pilot’
Delivered by Charlotte Lee-Woolf, a freelance researcher working on a range of projects to understand and promote sustainable development.
The workshop will include:
• An overview of how the ‘Local school Meals Pilot’ was set up and what changes it has resulted in.
• A summary of progress to-date across a range of measures associated with the sustainability of school meal provision (including impacts on the local food economy, health & wellbeing, and learning & skills).
• A review of key successes and challenges associated with the approach and an opportunity to discuss the implications of these for future scale up and/or expansion of the model.
• It will be delivered by Charlotte Lee-Woolf, a freelance researcher working on a range of projects to understand and promote sustainable development.
Charlotte was commissioned to produce a case study of the Local School Meals Pilot by the Fife Diet, following her previous experience of evaluative research on food-related issues.
Who is this workshop for?
The case study findings may be of interest to those working on sustainability issues in the food sector, public procurement, or education policy in schools, as well as anyone with a general interest in food.
Through the research findings, the workshop will demonstrate that:
• It is possible to deliver more sustainable, locally-sourced meals in schools but not without considerable support to develop supply chains and increased costs.
• There are a range of barriers to healthy, sustainable food choices in schools that take time (and on-going investment in education) to overcome.
• Effective partnership working and strategic support are important to consider when developing solutions to sustainable public procurement.
• It is important to build monitoring and evaluation into projects from the beginning in order to demonstrate impact.
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