The Power of the Public Plate: Policy and Procurement

Food procurement practice and policy has come to the forefront of food policy changes in New York City. Following the passage of Local Law 50 related to encouraging procurement changes in the city, what has actually begun to change and where do challenges remain? What does the experience of regional procurement for New York school food hold for other institutional buyers? What is the policy landscape for public procurement given the current national debate over the future of publicly funded entitlement programs such as Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP), child nutrition programs and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program?

Moderator: Marion Nestle

Featured Panelists: 

Barbara Turk

Eric Goldstein

Jan Poppendieck

Thomas Forster

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