The goal of this research is to assess the role of the public sector in fostering sustainable food chains in light of the recommendations provided in the UK by the Curry and the Obesity reports. To examine their claims about the role of public procurement for re-localising the agri-food sector and preventing the devastating effects of obesity on national health and economy, this project compares the school meal system in Italy, which is widely perceived to be a leader in the provision of healthy school food, with the UK, where "healthy eating" initiatives are underway to improve children's diets.

Specifically, the project focuses on school meals in three different empirical contexts: 1) the macro-regulatory context of the EU reformed legislation on public procurement; 2) the national contexts of Italy and the UK, where such legislation is interpreted  in contrasting ways; and 3) the local authority contexts of five case studies that are perceived to be exemplars of good practice in the procurement of school meals. By integrating the analysis of food production and consumption, this project aims to understand the causes and effects of creative public procurement in East Ayrshire (Scotland), Carmarthenshire (Wales), South Gloucestershire (England), Piombino (Tuscany) and Rome (Lazio). London and New York have been added as case studies to include in the research issues of scale and urban food planning.



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Full research report

Author: Kevin Morgan Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 Full research report

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Non-technical summary

Author: Kevin Morgan Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 Research summary

Case study details record

Author: Kevin Morgan Date: Monday, May 12, 2008 Other output

Fair trade, governance and social justice

Creator: Roberta Sonnino Date: Monday, May 12, 2008 Seminar/workshop

Local and green versus global and fair : the geopolitics of care

Author: Kevin Morgan Date: Monday, May 12, 2008 Conference paper/presentation

Sustainable school food chains

Creator: Roberta Sonnino Date: Thursday, May 1, 2008 Seminar/workshop

The school food revolution : public food and the challenge of sustainable development in the XXI Century

Author: Roberta Sonnino Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Conference paper/presentation

Territorial strategies for sustainable food policies : the cases of London and Rome

Creator: Kevin Morgan Date: Friday, April 25, 2008 Seminar/workshop

The school food revolution : public food and sustainable development in the XXI Century

Author: Roberta Sonnino Date: Thursday, April 17, 2008 Conference paper/presentation

Home-grown : the school feeding revolution

Creator: Roberta Sonnino Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 Seminar/workshop

The lessons of school food reform from Europe and north America

Author: Kevin Morgan Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Conference paper/presentation

Sustainable public food procurement : the Italian model

Author: Roberta Sonnino Date: Monday, March 10, 2008 Conference paper/presentation

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The school food revolution : public food and the challenge of sustainable development

Author: Kevin Morgan Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2008 Book

Alternative food networks in comparative perspective : exploring their contribution in creating sustainable spaces

Author: Terry Marsden Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2008 Book chapter

Appetite for life : the vital ingredients for success

Author: Roberta Sonnino Date: Friday, December 7, 2007 Conference paper/presentation

Food sourcing and sustainable procurement

Creator: Roberta Sonnino Date: Monday, November 26, 2007 Training course

Appetite for life : the vital ingredients for success

Author: Kevin Morgan Date: Monday, November 26, 2007 Conference paper/presentation

School meals reform : two perspectives from Rome and New York

Author: Yoko Kanemasu Date: Monday, October 29, 2007 Conference paper/presentation

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Lo Stato Chef

Author: Roberta Sonnino Date: Monday, October 22, 2007 Newspaper

Quality food and sustainable development : the power of the public sector

Creator: Roberta Sonnino Date: Monday, October 1, 2007 Presentation/lecture

Quality food and sustainable development : the power of the public sector

Creator: Roberta Sonnino Date: Monday, October 1, 2007 Seminar/workshop

How to get the world eating local

Author: Kevin Morgan Date: Monday, October 1, 2007 Other output

School meals for development : creating a virtuous cycle

Creator: Roberta Sonnino Date: Monday, October 1, 2007 Seminar/workshop

Sustainable local food systems : assessing the power of the public sector

Author: Roberta Sonnino Date: Monday, September 3, 2007 Conference paper/presentation

Quality food, public procurement and sustainable development : the school meal revolution in Rome

Author: Roberta Sonnino Date: Monday, September 3, 2007 Conference paper/presentation

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Start date
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
End date
Friday, February 29, 2008
Grant holder
Professor Kevin John Morgan
Co-applicants
Professor Terence Marsden
Dr M Miele
Dr Roberta Sonnino
Grant amount
$176,889.75
Grant reference
RES-000-23-1095
Discipline
Environmental Planning
Environmental Planning/Planning
Grant type