Understanding Healthy Procurement: Using Government’s Purchasing Power to Increase Access to Health Food

ChangeLab Solutions

Toolkit/Guide

Often state and local government agencies buy food in large quantities, to provide or sell to employees and residents. The more they purchase, the greater impact they can have on community health. This guide shows how governments can adopt healthier “procurement” (purchasing) policies to create healthier communities.

CHSC Priority Area(s):

Community Healthy Food Access Food Standards/Procurement

Setting:

Community

Area(s) of Expertise:

Food/Beverage Procurement

http://www.changelabsolutions.org/sites/default/files/Understanding%20Healthy%20Procurement%202011_20120717.pdf

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