Sharing the stories of local food procurement in public institutions

The Local Plates, Global Minds team has spent nearly three years working with the Boston Public School community to assess if changes in food procurement improve the nutritional quality and environmental sustainability of menus, and to learn about the trials and successes of increasing local food procurement for school lunches.

Here we present two reports outlining our findings.

Below are the findings from the qualitative case study of stakeholders’ experiences to increase local food in a public institution, focusing on challenges faced and success achieved.

Below are the findings from the assessment of the nutritional quality and environmental sustainability of menus.

If you are part of an organization that procures food for institutional menus, our research may be relevant to you!