Food In Schools
Over 30 million children eat school lunches every day. The food schools serve and how schools use their significant buying power can affect the health of children and families.
We define good food access as a condition where all people have access to food they can afford (or the ability to grow or otherwise obtain food for consumption) that is healthy and meets nutritional needs, is sustainably and equitably produced, and culturally appropriate. We see good food access as an outcome of food sovereignty, or “the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems” (Declaration of Nyéléni, the first global forum on food sovereignty, Mali, 2007).