RewirED Event ‘School meals and food systems: Rethinking the consequences for climate, environment, biodiversity, and food sovereignty’
Date and Time: 8th December, 16:15 – 17:00 GST
Location: Connect Conference Centre, COP28 Green Zone, EXPO City, Dubai, UAE
Join the Research Consortium at this event in RewirED. The emerging findings of the White Paper reveal the far-reaching impact that school meal programs can have on our food systems, influencing over 70% of publicly managed food procurement in many countries.
Planet-friendly school meals can drive positive change in four areas: promoting planet-friendly diets, adopting clean cooking methods, reducing food waste and plastic use, and offering comprehensive food education. During the session we will discuss how intentional policy shifts in procurement can prove cost-neutral or cost-effective, from sustainable diets to energy-efficient cooking, contributing to improved nutrition and lower carbon emissions. Join us in reshaping the future—one school meal at a time!