SEK 30 billion is spent on meals in health care, school and care every year. This corresponds to four percent of sales in the food industry. The public meals can increase public health, strengthen the competitiveness of Swedish food production and contribute to achieving the goals in Agenda 2030.
Every weekday, three million meals are served in school, care and nursing. Properly used, public meals can help turn the entire food system in a direction that promotes public health, the environment and competitiveness.
School meals can contribute to health, environment and competitiveness
To explore the potential the public meal, the National Food Administration and Vinnova are collaborating on school meals. In that project, authorities, municipalities and the business community collaborate to design a sustainable system for school meals. Kommunerna Munkedal, Hofors, Vallentuna and Karlstad participate as development environments to test innovative solutions that make meals sustainable.