The sustainability of public meals is a complex issue, with environmental, economic, and social impacts to be considered.
The tools in this gateway provide guidance on how to effectively address this complexity. “Strategies for change” is the gateway that connects the public meal with the food system and its drive towards increased sustainability.
This gateway includes tools specifically designed for decision makers, customers and suppliers making the change in collaboration as they think about, choose, and decide upon more sustainable ways to provide public meals.
These tools provide not only strategies, guidelines or action plans in themselves, they may also feature recommendations towards the establishment of new institutions which can help drive strategic change. Those tools can be implemented not only by policymakers, but also by other decision-makers in catering enterprises, public bodies, or public procurement.