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Food Procurement for a More Just Food System

Using food procurement policy to drive health equity

Food & Beverages

This webinar recording explores how institutional food purchasing can help build a more just food system, create economic prosperity, and advance health equity.

Institutions like government agencies, businesses, hospitals, and schools purchase food and drinks in large quantities every day. When these institutions make purchasing decisions and develop purchasing processes that center health equity and environmental considerations, their spending can generate wins for communities, workers, and businesses. This webinar covers the following topics:

  • A “good food values” approach to food systems and purchasing
  • The connection between procurement and health equity
  • The value of local economies and diversity in the food business
  • Procurement policies and their intersection with COVID-19
  • Resources for incorporating good food values into food procurement policies

For communities affected by health inequities, food procurement policies can support access to the drivers of good health and economic prosperity. For governments and institutions, retooling their procurement policies can be an immediate and long-term strategy for reducing health inequities.


  • Nessia Berner Wong, ChangeLab Solutions
  • Elizabeth Reynoso, Living Cities
  • Jessica L. Gilbert, Partnership for the Public Good
  • Allison DeHonney, Urban Fruits & Veggies

Webinar Recording

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