As the issue of sustainability drives more meaningful improvements in the food system, it will create a need for changes in perceptions, policies and practices among diverse stakeholders.
Awareness raising by all stakeholder groups involved in providing meals for public institutions is crucial for attracting attention to the variety of opportunities that public meals offer for pushing forward a sustainability-driven agenda. These stakeholder groups must be identified and made aware of the opportunities for change they hold. This requires a set of appropriate communication methods designed to meet the interests of different stakeholder groups.
Changing practices often require new skills for the people involved. These could include stakeholder groups such as civil servants, decision-makers in public institutions or professionals in catering companies, policymakers in municipal bodies, or external knowledge providers. By learning more and acquiring the proper skills, diverse stakeholder groups will be better equipped to begin the journey towards a more sustainable food system.
This gateway offers a range of tools that may help to shape communication, training and support functions to better adapt public meals to a sustainability context.