The ideas are now being tested in practice in four municipalities
During the past year, several authorities have jointly identified important areas to address to make the system around school meals more sustainable. Now those thoughts will be tested in practice in four municipalities. Munkedal, Hofors, Vallentuna, and Karlstad were selected from 25 applicants, as they have different challenges and are assessed to have good conditions to be able to change their school meal system.
These include smarter procurement of sustainable food, increasing competence in sustainable food at all levels – from politicians to educators – and involving students to a greater extent.
Results and lessons learned from the four municipalities will be used when the project is scaled up.
At the national level, we may, for example, need to screw up curricula or rules for procurement and food handling, or develop national goals and strategies to give schools and businesses the conditions to work sustainably, said project manager Ulrika Backlund when the project was launched.
System innovation to meet the global sustainability goals
– Design, innovation, and system mapping are powerful tools and together they can create the change that companies, as well as authorities, need to make to meet the sustainability goals towards 2030, says Erik Hammarström, Antrops Head of Business Design.