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Healthier Meals for a Thriving Community: How municipalities can leverage food procurement dollars to support healthier diets, economies, and environments

By Sydney Daigle

“Procurement refers to the process of finding, contracting for, and acquiring goods and services. One of those “goods” procured by municipalities is the food for vending machines and concession stands on government property; the meals served in employee cafeterias, schools, or senior centers; and even options provided at catered meetings and events. We all know that food, whether purchased for a municipality or one’s family, can add up to a significant monetary expense. Not as often considered, at least at the municipal level, are the calories associated with consuming the food – which can really add up as well….” Read more.