What are the five values in the Good Food Purchasing Program and how are they defined?

2016-08-24T16:51:03+00:00

The five values are local economies, nutrition, a valued workforce, environmental sustainability and animal welfare. In most of the value categories, the Standards are based on nationally recognized third party certifications and product labels, such [...]

What are the five values in the Good Food Purchasing Program and how are they defined?2016-08-24T16:51:03+00:00

What sets the Good Food Purchasing Program apart from other food procurement policies?

2016-08-24T16:51:09+00:00

While many procurement policies and initiatives focus on local or sustainable purchasing, the Good Food Purchasing Program sets a baseline standard in each of the five value categories to ensure that Good Food purchasing decisions [...]

What sets the Good Food Purchasing Program apart from other food procurement policies?2016-08-24T16:51:09+00:00

When a City adopts the Policy, does it apply to all the institutions that buy food in that City? Is there an example of how this works in other cities?

2016-08-24T16:51:29+00:00

When an institution adopts the Policy, it applies only to the adopting institution. For example, when the City of Los Angeles adopted the Good Food Purchasing Policy in 2012, it applied only to the City [...]

When a City adopts the Policy, does it apply to all the institutions that buy food in that City? Is there an example of how this works in other cities?2016-08-24T16:51:29+00:00

What impact has the Good Food Purchasing Policy had on supply chain practices in places where it has been implemented already?

2017-05-18T19:48:29+00:00

Since implementation in 2012, Los Angeles Unified School District’s commitment to the Good Food Purchasing Program has demonstrated promising supply chain impacts. For the over 600,000 students the District serves, the following impacts were found: [...]

What impact has the Good Food Purchasing Policy had on supply chain practices in places where it has been implemented already?2017-05-18T19:48:29+00:00

Does adopting the Good Food Purchasing Policy lead to higher food costs?

2016-08-24T16:51:41+00:00

Not necessarily. Evidence from Los Angeles Unified School District shows that institutions can improve food quality, without increasing costs and in some cases, actually decreasing costs through simple changes to their purchasing decisions. Some food [...]

Does adopting the Good Food Purchasing Policy lead to higher food costs?2016-08-24T16:51:41+00:00

What support, resources, and materials are available to institutions and the local coalitions or food policy councils that work with them?

2016-09-02T15:18:51+00:00

LOCAL COALITIONS/FOOD POLICY COUNCILS: Local coalitions play critical roles in the adoption and implementation process. These coalitions are organized into a network as part of the Good Food Purchasing Program, which provides opportunity for shared [...]

What support, resources, and materials are available to institutions and the local coalitions or food policy councils that work with them?2016-09-02T15:18:51+00:00