Healthy-food procurement: using the public plate to reduce food insecurity and diet-related diseases

Elsevier, The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 04 April 2016
Nicholas Freudenberg


Around the world, municipal, provincial, and national governments are using food procurement—the purchase, preparation, and serving of food in public institutions—to improve the diet and nutritional health of vulnerable populations. Schools reach the highest number of people who dine from the public plate, but childcare centres, hospitals, correctional facilities, and youth programmes also serve food to populations at risk of food insecurity, obesity, and diet-related diseases.1