Sustainable Food in Public Schools2019-03-20T16:55:42+01:00

Sustainable Food in Public Schools [Spain]

In a Nutshell:

Based on the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, sustainable food in public schools provides healthier and more sustainable food to children aged 0-3 attending public nursery schools in the city of Madrid, capital of Spain. INHERIT supports the concept of advising parents of young children on the implications for health and the environment of food consumption, and the training of school kitchen personnel on how to work with non-processed and ecological foods. The aim is to raise awareness in families about the importance of food choices and to provide training in healthy and sustainable diets. Moreover, this case study is expected to help reduce health inequalities arising from unhealthy food choices associated to low-income groups.


Families are becoming more educated in the importance of food choices for their children’s health and the natural environment is being taken into greater consideration by promoting local food options to diminish transport emissions; better food choices will be promoted by teaching new menus and cooking options with a greater provision of fruits and vegetables at early ages thereby enhancing health equity for lower-income groups.

Key Features:                     

  • Building on the the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, providing healthy eating and healthy food choices taught to families and school kitchen personnel in public nursery schools in Madrid.
  • Stakeholders/sectors: City Council of Madrid, nursery schools, associations such as Garua Cooperativa, Justicia Alimentaria, Germinando and Surcos, and families with children aged 0-3, especially from low-income areas. In privately-owned schools, owners, whether corporate or cooperative.

Learn more about the Triple-Win case study by reading the Sustainable Food in Public Schools site visit