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Local, Healthy Food Procurement Policies – Driving Demand for, and Improving the Availability of Local Healthy Foods

This evidence summary highlights promising practices municipalities looking to: develop local food procurement policies to support local food systems; augment demand for locally produced and healthy food; and improve the availability of healthy foods. A brief summary of several local food procurement policy initiatives in the U.S and Canada is presented to showcase different policy models, success and challenges.

Resource Information

Date

January 1, 2015

Author

Growing Food Connections

Type

Evidence Summary

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, Children's Service/Child Care, Community-at-large, Long-term Care, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise, School, Workplace

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Food Systems & Local Food

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario), Provincial (outside Ontario)

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