|Milan Food Policy Pact – Ecological Food in School Menus|
|Brief Description||During June 2016, the city of Madrid adhered to the Milan Food Policy Pact. The implementation plan included a series of 12 projects involving three departments of the City Council. One of them, carried out by the municipal Department for Family, Social Services and Citizen Participation, was the introduction of ecological food products in two school centres directly managed by the municipal corporation. The plan also contemplates the promotion of such initiatives in public schools not directly under municipal management.
Starting the 2017-18 academic year, school cantinas will adapt their menus in order to offer food that is both healthier and more sustainable. To achieve this, locally produced food will be introduced. This practice would not only seek sustainability within the school menu, but also to raise awareness among families and school workers. The process includes the cooperation of different stakeholders, including among others, the municipal corporation, associations and suppliers.
|Field||Consuming: Healthy and Sustainable Consumption|
|Impact||Health, Environmental sustainability|
|Target Group||Children & adolescents|
|INHERIT Perspective||Rising awareness at early ages is an important factor for the development of sustainable consumption behaviours. Families and schools are the institutions that take the food choices of children, and therefore have an important responsibility. While consumption behaviour at home can be influenced through different programs, food provided at school can be directly improved following criteria based on health promotion and environmental sustainability.|
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|Contact||Inmaculada San Martín: firstname.lastname@example.org|